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Letterpress Possibilities: Pressure Printing and Moveable Type
Letterpress Possibilities: Pressure Printing and Moveable Type

Sat, Mar 12


Morgan Conservatory

Letterpress Possibilities: Pressure Printing and Moveable Type

Learn to make a pressure plate and create textural effects while exploring the cylinder press and a variety of types.

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Mar 12, 2022, 10:00 AM EST – Mar 13, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Letterpress Possibilities: Pressure Printing and Moveable Type

Taught by Wendy Partridge

DATE: March 12 & 13, 2022 

TIME: 10:00-4:00 EST  

PRICE: $150

Registration Deadline: Mon, March 7, 2022


This workshop will provide a wonderful introduction to setting type by hand using the Morgan’s collection of large wood and metal type, learning alternative letterpress processes, and operating the Morgan’s Vandercook presses, the workhorses of letterpress printing. Participants will make prints with text printed from handset type and pressure printing imagery, an experimental letterpress technique used to create textural effects. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a series of letterpress broadsides or posters.

Supply List:

Several short texts to set in type (a few words or even single words)

2 pressure print plates 17” x 12” (Instructions will be sent upon registration)

Adhesive (i.e. glue stick, spray adhesive, tape)

variety of collage material to make additional plates

A variety of papers to print on cut to 17” x 12” (different colors, weights, old print proofs or sketches)


Instructor Bio:

Wendy Partridge is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paintings conservator. She helped

establish and for a number of years was the coordinator for the letterpress studio at the Zygote

Press. She teaches several workshops each year on letterpress printing. In 2012 she was

awarded an artist residency through Zygote and the Ohio Arts Council to spend five weeks at

the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany.


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