Workshop: Working with a Commercial Printer, Mar 17-18

Workshop “The Successful Printed Piece: Working with a Commercial Printer” to be held Oregon College of Art & Craft on March 17&18, 2007. Designed to provide both technical information and general tips for working with small commercial printers, whether letterpress or offset, to create a quality finished piece. Register by March 8.

THE SUCCESSFUL FINISHED PIECE: WORKING WITH A COMMERCIAL PRINTER Oregon College of Art & Craft 8245 SW Barnes Road Portland, OR 97225 503.297.5544 MAR 17-18; SAT/SUN 9:00AM-2:00PM $140; STUDIO FEE $7 Have you ever wanted to involve a printer in your design project, but don’t know where to begin? How do you find the right shop for your specific job that matches your budget? How do you set up your files correctly for the job? What bindery or other finishing processes do you need to take into account? Rebecca Gilbert, printer/co-owner of Stumptown Printers, one of Portland’s friendliest printshops, and Adam McIsaac of the design office Pinch will reveal the various methods that printers use to bring designers’ ideas into print reality. Among the many discussion topics will be the differences between printing processes; the addition of miscellaneous techniques such as foil stamping, embossing and diecutting; the successful preparation of a job for print; and the importance of mock-ups and proofing, including printer’s proofing options. Participants should bring a prospective project with them that can be used to dissect the process of specifying a print project. Students should also bring a bag lunch for a short lunch break each day. Please register by March 8. Prerequisite: Some proficiency with computer design programs. REBECCA GILBERT & ADAM MCISAAC, INSTRUCTOR Rebecca Gilbert has a BFA in Graphic Design and a typecasting degree from Monotype University. She is a co-owner of Stumptown Printers, LLC ( and a founder of the Independent Publishing Resource Center (, both located in Portland, OR. BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art Adam McIsaac, a principal at the design office Pinch in Portland, OR, is a designer and typographer with almost twenty years of experience in all aspects of communication and brand development. His work has been noticed by The American Center for Design 100, The New York Art Director's Club, The Type Director’s Club, The AR100, The Mead 50, the Mead Annual Report Show, Graphis Poster, and Graphis Annual Reports, among others. He studied comparative literature at Willamette University and postgraduate work at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. BA, Willamette University

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