Alternative Letterpress: Pressure Printing Workshop - May 4

Saturday May 4 9am - 4pm Central

Explore planned and spontaneous ways of creating prints!

Join us for this one-day workshop to learn how to create pressure prints. We will explore creating patterns, textures, and imagery. Pressure printing is an alternative image-making technique where a flexible plate as a backing sheet is placed behind the printing sheet and run over a type-high, inked surface. Unique and atmospheric work can be the result of this fun process. We will explore both planned and spontaneous ways of creating prints to inspire future work.

Workshop - Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Date & Time:
Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9am – 4pm Central

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Workshop Cost:
$125 Total

Experience Level:
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.

Workshop - Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Stephanie Carpenter

Stephanie Carpenter is a letterpress printer, educator, and graphic designer. Since 2011 she has worked at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, first as the Assistant Director and now as the Program Officer. Stephanie enjoys the tactile nature of letterpress printing and the direct connection to history. She creates posters, installations, and artists' books using vintage wood and metal type and hand-carved blocks on 100-year-old-presses.

Instagram: @hello.stephanie

Everyone breaks for lunch at the same time. Options include purchasing a lunch for $15, bringing your own lunch (a refrigerator is available), or choosing a local restaurant. Clean-up begins at 3 pm and the day finishes up at 4 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used, participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older.

Workshop - Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $60 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are acceptable.

If you have any questions please e-mail us at or call 920-794-6272.

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