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Tom Lichtman

letterpress@rutlandmint.org

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Upcoming events

    • 07/27/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Advanced

    Advanced techniques for using the Letterpress Shop at The MINT   

    This class repeats on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    • Use Moveable type: composing with lead type
    • Laser cut printing blocks: digital image preparation for laser etching of blocks, material selection and laser settings
    • Implement multi-color printing: how to create plates for 2 or more colors printed on the same sheet, registration tips, trapping and wet on dry ink techniques

    This advanced class will expand your skills in the Letterpress shop. In order to take this class you need to have already taken both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


    • 08/03/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Basics I

    Short demonstration and an introduction to Letterpress equipment   

    This class repeats on the first Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    •  "Lock up a chase"  Composing the printing elements (type, blocks, furniture) into a printable configuration, ready to load into the press
    •  "Set up a job" Specifying and preparations for a printing run including paper selection and cutting, imagery, ink color and press adjustments

    This beginner class will get your foot in the door of the Letterpress shop. In order to work independently in Letterpress you will need both Foundation courses: Basics 1 and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


    • 08/10/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Basics 2

    Short demonstration and a further introduction to Letterpress equipment   

    This class repeats on the second Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    •  "Ink up the press" Use of Ink, load the press, clean up after printing
    • "Run a job" Techniques for running the press, make ready, adjustments required to get a good image on paper

    This beginner class will get your foot in the door of the Letterpress shop. In order to work independently in Letterpress you will need both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2. 


    • 08/24/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Advanced

    Advanced techniques for using the Letterpress Shop at The MINT   

    This class repeats on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    • Use Moveable type: composing with lead type
    • Laser cut printing blocks: digital image preparation for laser etching of blocks, material selection and laser settings
    • Implement multi-color printing: how to create plates for 2 or more colors printed on the same sheet, registration tips, trapping and wet on dry ink techniques

    This advanced class will expand your skills in the Letterpress shop. In order to take this class you need to have already taken both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


    • 08/31/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Advanced

    Advanced techniques for using the Letterpress Shop at The MINT   

    This class repeats on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    • Use Moveable type: composing with lead type
    • Laser cut printing blocks: digital image preparation for laser etching of blocks, material selection and laser settings
    • Implement multi-color printing: how to create plates for 2 or more colors printed on the same sheet, registration tips, trapping and wet on dry ink techniques

    This advanced class will expand your skills in the Letterpress shop. In order to take this class you need to have already taken both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


    • 09/07/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Basics I

    Short demonstration and an introduction to Letterpress equipment   

    This class repeats on the first Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    •  "Lock up a chase"  Composing the printing elements (type, blocks, furniture) into a printable configuration, ready to load into the press
    •  "Set up a job" Specifying and preparations for a printing run including paper selection and cutting, imagery, ink color and press adjustments

    This beginner class will get your foot in the door of the Letterpress shop. In order to work independently in Letterpress you will need both Foundation courses: Basics 1 and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


    • 09/14/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Basics 2

    Short demonstration and a further introduction to Letterpress equipment   

    This class repeats on the second Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    •  "Ink up the press" Use of Ink, load the press, clean up after printing
    • "Run a job" Techniques for running the press, make ready, adjustments required to get a good image on paper

    This beginner class will get your foot in the door of the Letterpress shop. In order to work independently in Letterpress you will need both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2. 


    • 09/21/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Advanced

    Advanced techniques for using the Letterpress Shop at The MINT   

    This class repeats on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    • Use Moveable type: composing with lead type
    • Laser cut printing blocks: digital image preparation for laser etching of blocks, material selection and laser settings
    • Implement multi-color printing: how to create plates for 2 or more colors printed on the same sheet, registration tips, trapping and wet on dry ink techniques

    This advanced class will expand your skills in the Letterpress shop. In order to take this class you need to have already taken both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


    • 09/28/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6
    Register


    The Joy of Letterpress: Advanced

    Advanced techniques for using the Letterpress Shop at The MINT   

    This class repeats on the third and fourth Tuesday of every month, 6pm to 8pm

    Learners in this class will leave knowing how to:

    • Use Moveable type: composing with lead type
    • Laser cut printing blocks: digital image preparation for laser etching of blocks, material selection and laser settings
    • Implement multi-color printing: how to create plates for 2 or more colors printed on the same sheet, registration tips, trapping and wet on dry ink techniques

    This advanced class will expand your skills in the Letterpress shop. In order to take this class you need to have already taken both Foundation courses: Basics 1 (held on the first Tuesday of every month) and Basics 2 (held on the second Tuesday of every month). 


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