As part of the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute I will be teaching a week long workshop at my studio on printing polymer plates on the Heidelberg. Check it out!
July 14-20, 2019 — This course will serve as a hands-on introduction to both the Heidelberg Cylinder and Platen presses. Heidelberg presses are considered to be among the finest production letterpress machines ever produced, yet they can be quite intimidating at first. The class will work as a group to demystify these presses by using them to produce a small collaborative cookbook. The class will walk through the entire process of designing for letterpress with digital pre-press in Adobe InDesign, making polymer plates, printing, and finishing with basic pamphlet bound collaborative books to take home as a cumulative result of the week’s work. This course will be will be taught at Robert LoMascolo’s studio nestled in the woods just one mile away from Wells College. You will be shuttled back and fourth from campus allowing for plenty of interaction with the other Institute students, as well as a fieldtrip to Boxcar Press in Syracuse and The Press & Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles too! A basic understanding of letterpress is preferred, but not required.