Pressure Printing Experimental Forms

Event Info

This two day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on February 10 and 11 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 11, 2024, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on February 3, 2024, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person letterpress workshop at Center for Book Arts is taught by Amber Braverman.

Similar to the low-relief collagraph techniques, PRESSURE PRINTING is an alternative letterpress image-making technique that utilizes flexible plates that are placed behind the press sheet instead on the bed of the press. The resulting image has a distinct look created through varying degrees of pressure from beneath the backing sheet. Textures and patterns can be created through experimenting with materials like tape, paper, fabric, lace, or pretty much any material with a low relief texture. 

Students will learn to play with pressure printing plates through the creation of ‘flexible collagraph’ plates and experimental materials. Utilizing a combination of pressure printing techniques, participants will create their own visual designs and pair them with traditional metal or wood type to create their own edition broadsides or posters. Students will come away with a new knowledge of collagraph-style plates, letterpress printing, and ink mixing. This is a great way for printers to experiment and create something unique!


Required Materials:

  • Pencil
  • Snap blade or Xacto knife
  • Notebook

All other materials are provided by Center for Book Arts.

About Amber Braverman

Amber Braverman is the proprietor of Post Editions, a letterpress studio focused on collaboration with artists and writers.

As an educator, Braverman hopes to share her passion for the craft of printmaking with her students. She has been teaching letterpress printing, image-making, and book forms at CBA since 2006.

She began her journey into the world of book arts from a young age and studied letterpress printmaking through apprenticeship and job printing. She currently resides in Garrison, New York.  


All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on February 3 at 11:59pm. Price for this class is $420 tuition plus a $40 materials fee.

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