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Friday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
It's 2019. Why print on a letterpress?!

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Listed beginning and end times for this off-site event include travel time for the recommended transportation method. The actual workshop begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 5:30 pm. Transportation details are below.

This workshop requires pre-registration. Fee: $48

We'll investigate theory through practice as we enact the legacy of lockups with metal type on the Columbian handpress and found objects on Vandercook cylinder presses. Mixing ink with traditional and experimental techniques, the group will produce a broadside that offers some post-millennial perspective on the power of the platen and the playful potential of the cylinder press. All materials are provided and all levels welcome.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about letterpress basics.
  • Hands-on experience with the Columbian handpress and Vandercook cylinder presses.
  • Print from relief collagraphs/found objects.

This workshop will be held in the Book Arts Studio of the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus. To travel as a group to this location, meet at the Grand America Hotel 600 South Entrance (Level 1) at 12:55 p.m. Light rail tickets to campus are $2.50 one way or $5.00 round trip. Ticket kiosks accept cash and debit/credit cards.

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Elizabeth Smart

Humanities & Media Librarian, Brigham Young University


Crane Giamo

Marriott Library, University of Utah

Marnie Powers-Torrey

Marriott Library, University of Utah

Amy Thompson

Marriott Library, University of Utah

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
J. Willard Marriott Library, Book Arts Studio 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860