https://squareup.com/store/albertine-press Reflex Letterpress
523 Medford Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Learn the basics of creating with type! Attendees will learn type composition with real lead letters; proper lead form setup and page layout; how to set up, use and clean a Vandercook proofing press; and how to trim the prints to size. The focus will be on technical skill with an eye for producing a beautiful result. Attendees will also learn some of the history of letterpress printing, the current renaissance in letterpress, and how the instructor came to work with letterpress. Attendees will take home a set of monogrammed A-2 notecards and a set of A-2 calling cards. Held at Reflex Letterpress.
About Albertine Press: Albertine Press is a letterpress print & design studio and paper boutique located in Inman Square, Cambridge, carrying cards, prints, desk accessories, gifts, and curiosities for the paper obsessed. When not designing wedding invitations or peddling artisanal wares, the studio hosts a variety of workshops and events to encourage our community to be creative, share space, and start some great conversations.
About Reflex Letterpress: Ted Ollier has been dealing with design and printing since about 1995. He was trained as a traditional printmaker — intaglio, relief, silkscreen and lithography — at Texas State University and Massachusetts College of Art. He has been teaching letterpress since 2008.