Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Letterpress Classes

I am happy to announce that I will be teaching letterpress classes in my art studio here in San Francisco. The class description:

In this beginning class students will print their own business cards (or calling cards) and learn the basics* of printing with photopolymer plates on a proof press. This a great way to get your toes wet and get a feel for how letterpress works. Students will either choose a design from the options below or else submit their own design a week in advance. Everyone will go home with 250 one-color business cards printed on Crane’s white cotton paper.

Class Size: 8 Students
Cost: $125 (includes material fees)

Dates of Classes

Section 12 Saturday, October 24th 10am-2pm* (FULL) design deadline Oct 14
Section 13 Saturday, November 7th 10am-2pm* (open) design deadline Oct 29
Section 14 Saturday, November 21st 10am-2pm* (open) design deadline Nov 12

*You'll have time to get a quick lunch.
How to register:

1. Send me an email to confirm you would like to take the class. ohhappydayblog@gmail.com After you receive confirmation I will bill you via paypal.

2. Once you have submitted payment then send me an email with your choice of design (see options below) and the information you would like on the card. (We can't change the design of the cards too much but the icons or logos can be switched out to one of your choosing.) If you would like to submit your own design please see guidelines below.

3. The deadlines to both sign up and submit your material for your cards is listed next to the date of the class above. There will be one round of revisions after your proof is sent to you.

Some types of designs that don't print well: flat color, cards with borders or small images close to the edge. If you have any questions about this please email me. We prefer a pdf with fonts outlined but accept the following types of files: .ai,.eps, .pdf, .indd, .psd Please include any fonts or images along with the main file. or, embed all photos and embed/outline any fonts. The cards are a standard 3.5" x 2" and will be printed in a very dark blue color that is almost black but isn't quite. It prints very beautifully.