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August 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Letterpress Basics – 12×18 Posters.

Come learn the basics of letterpress printing at Mayday Press. You will design and print your own edition of 12”x18” posters. Using our collection of antique wood type, Ludlow type, cuts and ornaments, we will guide you through the process of printing a two-color, phrase-based poster. You will learn to hand set wood type, cast hot metal type, lock-up, register and use one of four Vandercook proof presses. We will guide you through the process of printing a gradient, textured, or flat color background for your poster. We’ll work together to bring your ideas to life, but the composition and content are up to you. Please come prepared with a short phrase—the shorter the better—no longer than a sentence in length. Let’s have fun while getting inky! Each participant will leave with an edition of 10-12”x18” posters.

Register in advance or for questions contact: hello@mayday-press.com


August 4, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Mayday Press
109 Commerce St