NO WORKSHOPS OFFERED 7/7-8/16 - THE SHOP WILL THEN REOPEN IN PORTLAND, OR.

LETTERPRESS WORKSHOPS

You will learn how to print from a photopolymer plate on a Chandler & Price 10″ x 15″ press.

You can make your own:      

  • Wedding invites
  • business cards
  • greeting cards
  • birth announcements
  • art prints
  • or anything else that will fit on my press

Let me know what you want to do and I can give you a quote on the materials and schedule a time to have the session.

The workshop is $285 (plus the cost of materials) for one class and that cost is split among the participants (up to 4 people). The class lasts up to 4 hours, but sometimes finishes early depending on how quickly the printing goes. Obviously, the fewer people there are, the more time you’ll get to spend on your own project. Couples printing their wedding invites take their own workshop, but can invite a friend to join them.

We can usually get 3 runs done in a workshop (depending on quantity and complexity of the design).   For example:  100 2-color invites, and 100 1-color RSVP cards. You’re welcome to set up more than one workshop if you want to print more than the 3 runs or you can extend your 4 hour workshop to last 5 hours for an additional $55.

If you have access to and experience with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, you can create your own design to print from (see FAQ for design tips).  Your other options are to meet with me and I can help you create your design on my computer, or print from plates I already have made.  We can schedule a day a week or two before your workshop, where I can help you with your own design.  Let me know if you’re interested in that and I will tell you my rates and give you a rough estimate of how much time I think we’d need to spend.  If you want to make your own plate to print from, I just need the design (as a vectorized PDF) and a deposit for the materials fee one week before your class.

General material costs:  Paper costs totally depend on quantity and the size of the paper.  To give you an idea:  100 5″x7″ cards (110# Lettra paper) would be $25.  The photopolymer plate material (what we print from) is $50 for a 5″x7″ piece.  Heavier weight paper is also available for a higher price.

Please contact rebecca with any questions or to schedule a workshop. In 2017, June-July workshops are only available on weekdays and there will be no workshops scheduled in August because the shop will be moving locations.