Letterpress Open Lab
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Letterpress is the traditional process of printing by hand using moveable type. This lab will feature a short guided activity to get familiar with assembling & printing a letterpress project. Participants will be able to use wood type, handset lead type and ornaments, and learn how to hand ink and print on a Vandercook cylinder press. If you like, stay longer to work on a more involved project.
New to letterpress? Please arrive at the start of the program for a 20-minute demonstration of how to use our equipment. Due to the presence of lead-based type, this program is intended for adults.