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Meet the Press: Offset and Letterpress

  • 5000


Make a print and take it home with you! 

  • Saturday July 6, 10-2pm

The ABDick Offset and Vandercook Letterpress are mainstays of the AS220 Printshop, and once a month we open up the shop to show you how they work.  In this hands-on workshop, you will make multiples of a pre-designed image, going through the process of running the press, setting type, and pulling a series of prints.  If you're interested in printmaking at AS220, this workshop will give you a broad overview of practices and techniques used in our shop.  

Instructor: Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Location and Parking.  The AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 1st floor. The shop's entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; the shop's double doors are at the Northwest corner of the building. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, and parking is free on Sundays. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies.   Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than a half an hour late we will not be able to teach you. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on street parking. To cancel your reservation must email industries@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

Cancellation of Classes.  If the minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.


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