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Letterpress Open Lab


Thursday December 7, 2023: 5:30pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


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.