Intro to Offset Lithography
Get certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class.
- Saturdays, November 12th, 19th and 26th, 10-2
Colorful 'zines, single-page artists' books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop's Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.
You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press - a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.
Instructor: Jacque Bidon
Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world 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? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.
Supplies you will need to purchase
- A portable USB drive
- Paper to print on - (During first class Jacque will advise on what paper you may need)
- Any plates after using the two included in the price of the class (you can purchase these here)
Supplies provided by the Printshop:
- palette knives
- two offset plates
- rags, solvents, rubber gloves, clean-up materials
Waitlist: Is the workshop sold out? if you'd like to be added to a wait list, contact our education manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will contact you if a spot opens or if this workshop is offered again.
Scholarships & Discounts: AS220 Industries offers needs-based scholarships as well as discounted spots for BIPoC, Emerging Members, and Industries Monthly Members. We believe that everyone deserves access to arts education, and focus on centering marginalized communities and those who have had barriers accessing these resources. If you'd like to apply for a scholarship or use a discount, find more details HERE.
Location: The AS220 Industries is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 1st floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; use the entrance under the AS220 Printshop sign, head upstairs and follow the signs. Ring the bell if the doors aren't open (though they should be).
Parking: There is a 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 Workshop 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 half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
Refund Policy: To cancel your reservation must email email@example.com at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.
Cancellation of workshops. If the minimum number is not met in workshop enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel the workshop. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of workshop payment and first choice to enroll in future workshops. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.
QUESTIONS: Contact Industries Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (401) 831-9327 x152