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Shop Talk: Troubleshooting

with Joshue Molina
Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Free
A Zoom link will be sent in advance of class

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What’s a Shop Talk?

As printers, we always mind our Ps and Qs, but we might also need a little Q and A from time to time. The challenge of preserving a craft that predates the Google search by centuries requires some printer-to-printer networking. Shop Talks are for talking shop: comparing notes on equipment and techniques, finding sources for supplies, or sharing opportunities and talents. Gather around the virtual composing stone for uncensored, unrecorded, free roundtables hosted by genial moderators. There are no stupid questions, and mansplainers will be digitally escorted to a solo breakout room. 

This week’s topic

Letterpress sometimes feels like 99% troubleshooting, and 1% actual printing. Share an issue you’ve experienced on press and how you overcame it, or didn’t!

Are Shop Talks recorded?

All of PiP’s Shop Talk events are live, uncensored, 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.

About the Moderator

Joshue Molina
Los Ángeles, CA
Joshue Molina is a visual artist and designer of Salvadorian descent, born and raised in South East Los Ángeles. Molina earned a BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from ArtCenter College of Design and an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art and Design. The power of imagery has always been a fixation for Molina; this innate focus has facilitated his creative growth. While his practice is image-based, it encompasses a range of analog processes in photography, printmaking, and design. He currently teaches and manages Archetype Press at ArtCenter College of Design, and he also is a Lab Tech at Laboratory Press, Otis College of Art And Design.