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Letterpress for Designers
Traditional letterpress has gone digital with the use of photopolymer plates. This studio course, offered exclusively in Southern California at the Otis Lab Press, focuses on how to use this versatile medium. Students learn all aspects of the process for relief printing using the Vandercook flatbed cylinder press and photopolymer plates, from digital prepress to letterpress printing. Students work with the instructor to finesse their personal design creation and realize their letterpress project. Running a letterpress business is also discussed. Previous experience with image editing such as Adobe Illustrator and page-layout software is required.
Prerequisite: XGRD5100 Introduction to Letterpress or equivalent experience
Included in Course Price: $35 for courses held in a college lab
Optional Open Lab: $150 payable at checkout. An average of six hours per week, with a maximum of 60 hours total for the 10-week term. Lab hours will be posted, and schedules will be determined between the lab manager and the student.