July 1, 2015, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
San Francisco Center for the Book
Add a softer edge to your prints as we experiment with pressure printing on the Vandercook. We’ll use an assortment of collage material to create atmospheric pressure prints, and we’ll play around with paper cutouts to create more photorealistic images.
Pressure printing’s ethereal quality works wonderfully with text and other letterpress imagemaking techniques—and it gives you a wide range of values with one run on the press. Increase your letterpress vocabulary with this simple and endlessly variable technique. Students will leave the course with a set of prints, new skills, and ideas that they can use in future printing projects.