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Featured Event: A Hands On Workshop in Letterpress Printing

Learn about letterpress printing during this all-day workshop at a private print shop in Woodinville, Washington. Subject matter includes printing with photopolymer plates, mixing custom ink colors, sourcing paper, and printing an invitation on the shop’s Vandercook SP20.

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost is $75. Session is limited to 6 attendees, so a rapid response is required. Beginners as well as those with letterpress experience are welcome.

Contact Chris Clark at 206-920-4365 to sign up. Payment can be sent via Paypal or paid on the day of the workshop.

Henceforth Press is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Chris and Leah Clark. Chris, who grew up in Tennessee, is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. After college, he migrated west to work for Microsoft, Drugstore.com and Eddie Bauer. Leah, who was raised in northern California and graduated from Reed College, has worked as a travel writer and editor and newsletter editor/publisher.

Henceforth Press was born out of their combined passion for words and design, and their mutual desire to meld work, life, creativity, connection and commerce in a meaningful way.

The Clarks shop is equipped with a Vandercook SP20 flatbed cylinder press and a treadle-operated Challenge Gordon platen jobber. They have a growing collection of wood and metal type. Photopolymer plates of original illustrations are often created to bring digital composition to the letterpress. All electronic production and prepress work is done on a Macintosh using Quark XPress, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Visit www.henceforthpress.org for a look at their portfolio of work.

Henceforth Press, 14819 221st Ave NE, Woodinville, Washington 98077

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