Using traditional letterpress materials forces you to work within the constraints of your existing type and tools. But one look at the bold, colorful typographic art of Kristína Uhráková and you’ll want to expand the design possibilities in your letterpress work with laser cut printing plates, too. Learn how to combine the old with the new, visualize your designs on the computer, and get the results you want on press with the power of lasers!
In this discussion and demonstration, Kristína will show us her design and poster printing process from start to finish. We’ll start with a studio tour, learn more about her work, and then dive into useful, practicable steps for transforming a design into a file you can take to a service provider or to your local maker space for laser cutting. Then she’ll demonstrate how she mounts and prints the plates on her cylinder press, answering all of your questions along the way. Afterwards, she’ll send you the demo print all the way from Slovakia!* Over the course of two hours, we’ll discuss:
* All participants will receive a resource handout and a Pressink coupon code to receive the workshop demo print for the cost of international shipping.
This workshop consists of a demonstration and interactive Q&A, with no advance preparation or supplies necessary to participate. Some knowledge of Adobe programs will be useful. No laser cutter is required, but access to one or a service provider will be helpful after the class.
Designers and letterpress printers interested in incorporating laser cut printing plates in their work and anyone curious about Kristína’s work will benefit from this class.
All of PiP’s letterpress classes are live and unrecorded — we find it’s a lot more fun and interactive this way. They are closed captioned using Zoom’s Live Transcription feature; to make the most of this tool, update to the most recent version of Zoom.
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