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Pressure Printing

  • Blackbird Letterpress 1607 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA, 70802 United States (map)

In this class, you’ll learn the fun and spontaneous process of pressure printing - a relief technique that uses collage and stencils directly on the press. The results are rich, painterly prints that are full of texture. This low-tech process allows you to quickly create layered, multicolored backgrounds and imagery. 

We’ll start with learning the basics of using the Vandercook letterpress, experiment as a class with a variety of collage and stencil materials, and then create to our heart’s content!

This class is $60 and is lead by Rebecca, a printer and designer at Blackbird. All materials are provided, however students are also encouraged to bring their own found materials to experiment with. Anything thin and flexible could potentially be printed!

Registration and prepayment is required. Sign up online here

Earlier Event: July 29
Bookbinding: Coptic Binding