Letter into Press — a workshop

10:00 am To 6:00 pm


$150 with $20 lab fee

February 3, 2018

February 3, 2018

Punchpress Studio and Salted Caramel Books

Event Description

In this hands-on, three steps workshop, participants will: (1) craft their own letterforms by hand, gathering inspiration from typeface-design notions, classic typography, calligraphic techniques and modular systems; (2) the resulting forms will be then transferred to polymer plates through a simple photographic method, to be used for (3) printed reproduction on a Vandercook #4 press. Our process will be learned, yet exploratory: there will be room for trying extravagant ideas, while throwing light into the beauty of traditional printing production, as well as into the close relationship between medium and the resulting artifact. All materials will be supplied by the studio. Participants will leave with printed samples of their work and a collective broadside, along with process sketches and compositions. Limited space available. Saturday, February 3, 10:00am –1:00pm Sunday, February 4, 10:00am – 1:00pm, with open studio available, both days, until 6:00pm. Punchpress studio is located in a separate building behind our central Austin house. We are in the Northfield neighborhood, north of Hyde Park near the North Loop business district.


About the Organizer/Venue

• Meredith Miller, Punchpress Studio principal: printer, binder, artist, and process mentor.
• Lorena Howard-Sheridan from Salted Caramel Books; graphic artist, lettering-and-type instructor and lecturer.

How to Register?

For more information and sign-up:


Contact Information



Visited 451 times, 1 Visit today

Add a Review

Related Event

651 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, Texas, United States

February 3, 2018

1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Cepeda Branch Library

Jan. 15 - Feb. 15, 2018

Printmakers, Carol Hayman & Theresa Bond will be exhibiting their works at the Cepeda Library, Jan 15 – Feb 15, 2018.Read more…

4704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

February 7, 2018

4:30 pm 8:00 pm


Hands-on workshop experimenting with hand-printing and press printing techniques.Read more…

1710 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX, United States

February 10, 2018

11:00 am 12:00 pm

Women & Their Work

Join us to discuss how technology has influenced printmaking creating a multidisciplinary art form with artist Evelyn Contreras and explore new forms of printmaking using circuiting and…Read more…