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Designing for Letterpress

  • Clampitt Create Center 9207 Ambassador Row Dallas, TX, 75247 United States (map)

While letterpress printing is super, crazy, amazing and awesome, it is not appropriate for all layouts. Given the equipment used (vintage presses and photo-polymer plates) and the way they are operated (by hand) there are several things to keep in mind when designing for letterpress printing.

Come spend your lunch with Lily Smith+Kirkley of Lilco Design + Letterpress Studio and Meredith Clampitt of Clampitt Paper Co. These two will discuss the top 10 things to consider when designing for letterpress printing including paper selection and how ink, paper and pressure must sync perfectly for a optimal outcome.

This will be a detail oriented (super nerdy!) presentation and will include examples of successes and failures, file prep tips, hands-on show-n-tell and Q&A. Also, there will be a giveaway — limited edition memo books made of one-of-kind make ready press sheets.

Earlier Event: September 19
Oak Cliff Wedding Market