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Letterpress I: Hand Typesetting
In this course you will learn the basics of hand typesetting and letterpress printing. We will cover the essentials of good presswork, including inking, imposition and impression and move on to discuss typefaces, paper, incorporating illustrations and adding color. This course concentrates on the traditional methods of hand typesetting, using the Center's collection of lead and wood type. This course requires no computer experience. You will develop your own small composition, such as greeting, business or postcards and, time allowing, complete a second project. Bring words and ideas to class and be ready to roll up your sleeves. Letterpress I is a prerequisite for renting in the printshop, and is a required course for our certificate program.

Deadline to register: One week before the class starts.

Roni Gross
January 26 - March  29 , ten Thursday evenings, 6 - 9pm

Roni Gross is a graphic designer and book artist. She is the proprietor of Zitouna and Z'roah presses. Her work is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the National Design Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Sackner Archive, among others. Her website is

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