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Advanced: Graphic Letterpress

  • 7000

Saturday December 15, 10am to 1pm

Typophile beware, you may fall in love with this unique hand typesetting class. Graphic Letterpress is meant for the printer who wants a chance to break the rule (now that they know them).  Students will get a chance to play with type in unconventional ways to create expressive broadsides.

Instructor:  Lois Harada

Supplies and Resources:

  • Paperworks is an excellent source for letterpress paper / Pawtucket at 544 West Ave
  • Jerry's Art-A-Rama - paper also suitable for letterpress printing / Providence at 653 North Main Street  
  • RISD Store - Paper for letterpress printing / Providence at 30 North Main Street


Materials and Supplies We Provide:

  • Pocket Rulers
  • Rags and cleaning supplies
  • Ink knives, ink mixing implements
  • Ink for printing
  • Cleaning materials

What to Bring to Class:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Paper is not included, so please bring some with you to each class.

The size of your paper should be in the range of 8.5"x 11" to 11"x 17". We encourage you to try out different types of paper, such as 100% cotton (traditionally used for letterpress) as well as regular cardstock and paper.

Prerequisites: Intro to Letterpress, Hand Typesetting

Follow Up Classes

Location and Parking

The AS220 Printshop is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 1st and 2nd floors. The shop's entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); ring the bell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking. 
To cancel your reservation, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.


If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

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