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Printing on the Washington Press
April 28 - April 29
April 28-29, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
In this class we will print a form on the Center’s large iron handpress, which was manufactured in New York by R. Hoe and Co. about 1874. The class will include adjustment and oiling of the press, preparing the tympan and frisket, packing, registration, makeready, inking, and workflow. Students should have their page design prepared before the class. It can include type, photoengravings, linoleum of woodblocks as long as everything is type high, and/or photopolymer plates. The platen is 22″ x 30″ and the tympan will handle a sheet of paper about four inches larger in each dimension.
Minsky founded the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, the first organization of its kind in the United States dedicated to contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object while preserving traditional practices of the art of the book. Minsky stated that he does not believe in talent and that he simply continues to become better at bookbinding through his persistence since his first “awful” attempts in 1968.
Tuition: $325 members / $350 non-members. Become a member.