Printing with Halftones Letterpress Workshop: January 22

Saturday, January 22 9am – 4pm CST

Learn how to set and print with halftone images in this one-day workshop.

Museum Collections Officer & Master Printer, Jim Moran, will be showing how to print with halftones in this letterpress workshop. Jim has 50 years of printing experience and will show great tips and tricks for getting good results printing with halftone image blocks.

You will become familiarized with locking up and printing with halftone images on sign presses. A halftone is a matrix of different size dots which allow printers to simulate tonal variation when printing with a single ink on press. What this means: a halftone allows you, using one color ink, to approximate various shades of color. Many vintage plates that incorporate photographs are halftone plates.

The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm. The day starts off with instruction on printing and using a sign press. The majority of the workshop consists of printing with borders and wood type from a large collection available in the pressroom at the museum.

Date & Time:
Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:00am – 4:00pm CST

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

Workshop Cost:
$125 Total

Experience Level:
No experience necessary.



Everyone breaks for lunch at the same time. Options include purchasing a lunch for $12, 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.

The cost is $125 per person, with the museum providing ink and 25 sheets of 100 lb white cover stock at 12 x 18 inches. 25 sheets of paper is a wonderful number to allow each participant to further their knowledge in letterpress printing and to explore the art form. The workshops are not meant for producing resale work. Feel free to bring paper of a different size, stock or color. However, please keep in mind that handmade paper is not allowed as it may damage the type.

Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used, participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older.

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

Please fill out the registration form below to reserve your place in the workshop. If you have any questions please e-mail us at info@woodtype.org or call 920-794-6272.

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