DIY Letterpress Coasters

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

DIY Letterpress Coasters is an opportunity for people new to letterpress printing to experiment with the art form and experience the satisfaction of pressing ink to paper. A coaster is the perfect foundation for printers to play with the art form. Students will get to make their own mixed and matched coasters featuring the debossed “punch” that makes letterpress printing so popular.


Students can make coasters from a variety of “type high” blocks: wood type to produce abstract shapes and textures, antique borders to create decorative patterns, and various contemporary designs by local artists cast as magnesium plates. Students can make unique coasters, or settle on a favorite look to create matching sets. Spudnik Press will provide the option of beginning with coasters made from thick cotton paper stock or cork. Students simply need to come to class ready to sift through type cases and dabble in the centuries-old process of letterpress printing.

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All materials will be provided by Spudnik Press Cooperative.

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Founded on the premise that art should be a democratic and empowering medium, Spudnik is committed to being an approachable and affordable print shop where professional printmakers merge with aspiring students; a space that encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas.

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