Introductory Letterpress Techniques (CEPR 109)

This course introduces letterpress printing techniques. Learn to hand-set type, mix ink, and use printing presses in this hands-on, technical course. Working with a selection of wood and metal letter type and ornaments, you will produce text compositions and editioned prints using Vandercook cylinder letterpresses and proofing presses. From traditional typesetting methods to contemporary typographic and print-based applications, letterpress techniques can build on and enhance drawing, typography and publication design practices.

Course Format

This course is offered on campus.

Instructional Hours: 24 hours (4 classes, 6 hours per class)

Additional Hours: 24 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(Subject to change)



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Programs this course applies to

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $507.45. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.


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