Letterpress Platemaking/Care & Maintenance for Table-top Pre

Two upcoming workshops at the Independent Publishing Resource Center located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Limited Space! Few spots in next Tuesday’s workshop.

Letterpress Platemaking
An overview of polymer, magnesium and copper plate material types and recommendations for local vendors. Includes tips for successful translation of imagery or text to letterpress plates, working with Photoshop & Illustrator to create the best digital source file.
Instructor: Rebecca Gilbert
Tue, April 8, 2008, 7 – 9 pm, $20 members/$35 nonmembers

Care & Maintenance of Your Tabletop Letterpress
A review of the parts and maintenance requirements of tabletop presses, using the IPRC presses as examples. Participants will learn how to adjust the platen for proper pressure, make minor repairs and find parts and vendors for more major repairs or replacements.
Instructor: Rebecca Gilbert
Wed, May 7, 2008, 7 – 9:30 pm, $25 members/$40 nonmembers
Pre-req: Letterpress basics or equivalent

Rebecca Gilbert is a founding member of the Independent Publishing Resource Center and a weekly volunteer in the print shop. She is also a worker-owner at Stumptown Printers, a small offset and letterpress shop in Portland, Oregon. Rebecca studied graphic design and book arts at PNCA & OCAC and creates the zine Napcore.


IPRC year memberships cost $45 - $100 for a year of use of the center.

The Independent Publishing Resource Center facilitates creative expression, identity, and community by providing individual access to the resources and tools for the creation of independently published media and art. Since its inception in 1998, the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as produce work.

Independent Publishing Resource Center
917 SW Oak St. #218, Downtown Portland (near Powells)
503.827.0249. www.iprc.org

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