Letterpress Basics Workshop with Jeff Pulaski

The craft of printing has changed greatly over the past 100 years and the change is accelerating. What was once a very hand-crafted and physical process has become an almost purely digital exercise. In this workshop, participants will work together in small groups, setting their names in metal type, and printing bookplates. Jeff will discuss and demonstrate setting type, locking the type on a press, inking the press, printing and registration of colours. All participants will have the opportunity to print several sheets and walk away from the workshop with a small quantity of personalized bookplates. No letterpress or printing experience necessary.

Jeff Pulaski was born and raised in Newton, Kansas in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Wichita State University in 1990 and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from Kansas State University in 2008. He is currently the Director of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at WSU. He is an active letterpress printer and collector. His letterpress collection has grown to weigh in at nearly 10 tons. It includes various platen and cylinder presses, a Prouty Power Press newspaper press, a Heidelberg Windmill, a Model 31 Linotype and large assortment of metal and wooden type.

Venue National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Dublin

Book early to avoid disappointment. 12 participants maximum.

Special price - €15.00 for all conference delegates. 

Contact education@nationalprintmuseum.ie to book and arrange online payment.