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November 2019

Open Studio

November 1, 2019 - February 25, 2020
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$50

After completing the basic classes the student will be issued a passport. This will allow them to purchase open studio time on a monthly or quarterly basis. Students will be allowed to use the equipment to complete their own project during open studio time.

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January 2020

Bridal Package

January 1 - June 30
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$400

Print your own wedding invitations.

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Typography and Letterpress 101

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - January 8 @ 10:00 pm
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$100

This workshop will cover the basics of letterpress and typography. History of type and printing will be reviewed. Printer’s measurement system. Safety and maintenance of the Kelsey and C&P Pilot Press. Form lock-up and make ready will be taught as well as inking and cleaning of a tabletop press. You will learn how to handset lines of type and print a short run of 10-15 note sheets or cards. This is a TWO SESSION COURSE: MON 1/6 and WED 1/8…

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Playing with Books 101

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$55

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can be applied to many projects. We start by using a single sheet of paper to make a book. We will continue to explore other book forms using simple sewing and gluing. Feel free to bring any papers, scraps, photos, maps and printed memories to make a fun book. Class is 2.5-hour session.

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March 2020

Advance Typography and Letterpress 201

March 7
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$125

The focus of this course is to give the student an in-depth exposure to traditional letterpress printing. The student will gain confidence in being able to select the proper equipment for their projects. Typesetting, make ready and form make-up will be covered. One- and two-color projects will be presented. Photo-polymer and the deep impression of modern trend in letterpress printing will be demonstrated and discussed. Class is 6 hours and can be in two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session.…

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Advance Bookbinding 201

March 14
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$125

This one-day course to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals, or albums. Book structures taught will be the pamphlet, accordion and stab binding. Students will also learn how to add a hard cover to their projects. The various properties of adhesive will be presented. Tools will be presented that should be acquired for a kit if by the end of the course further projects based on this foundation of skills…

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Papermaking 101

March 21
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$100

This is a hands-on papermaking class for the novice. History of papermaking as well as other paper terminology will be presented. You will learn techniques for forming sheets of handmade paper using pulp prepared in our beater. The distinctive quality of hand-made paper inspires many uses. We’ll look at examples of how handmade papers are used in artwork, book arts and printmaking. Class is 6 hours and can be in two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session. This is offered…

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November 2020

Playing with Books 101

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$40

Learn how to make interactive book forms that can be applied to many projects. We start by using a single sheet of paper to make a book. We will continue to explore other book forms using simple sewing and gluing. Feel free to bring any papers, scraps, photos, maps and printed memories to make a fun book. Class is 2.5-hour session.

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Typography and Letterpress 101

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 10:00 pm
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$75

This workshop will cover the basics of letterpress and typography. History of type and printing will be reviewed. Printer’s measurement system. Safety and maintenance of the Kelsey and C&P Pilot Press. Form lock-up and make ready will be taught as well as inking and cleaning of a tabletop press. You will learn how to handset lines of type and print a short run of 10-15 note sheets or cards. This is a TWO SESSION COURSE: MON 11/9 and WED 11/11…

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Typography and Letterpress 101

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 10:00 pm
Port City Letterpress, 338 Aldrich Lane
Wilmington, NC 28411 United States
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$80 4 tickets left

This workshop will cover the basics of letterpress and typography. History of type and printing will be reviewed. Printer’s measurement system. Safety and maintenance of the Kelsey and C&P Pilot Press. Form lock-up and make ready will be taught as well as inking and cleaning of a tabletop press. You will learn how to handset lines of type and print a short run of 10-15 note sheets or cards. This is a TWO SESSION COURSE: MON 11/9 and WED 11/11…

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