Introduction to Letterpress - Thank You Cards

  • Friday, March 31, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR033123EB
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  • $146 Tuition + $10 Materials Fee
  • $113 Tuition + $10 Materials Fee


    Registration closes March 30th

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Learn how to use the C&P tabletop press and set wood type and ornaments as we make a run of Thank You cards.

About this Class

You will use wood type, ornaments, and/or cuts to create your design. We'll then go over locking the type securely in a chase and learn how to load it into the press. After printing, you'll trim and score your prints to letter size. Envelopes will be included and we will be trading prints, so you will go home with an assortment of your, and your classmates' work.


  • Registration closes March 30.
  • Please bring a lunch. We have a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.


You will create a variety of letterpress Thank You cards.


  • A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class, covering the materials you'll need, including French Paper Company’s cardstock and envelopes.

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Eli Backer is an artist, composer, and engineer who works in a wide range of media and is constantly making. A Bainbridge native, she holds an MFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor's in computer engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Her work can be found in the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and at the Fleet Library in Providence, R.I. She finds setting type and working with the presses quite meditative.
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