Refurbishing a Small Press

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Refurbishing a Small Press

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Interactive Live Online Demo
Date: Wednesday, January 13,  2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Zoom

Thinking about investing in some letterpress equipment or have a rusty little machine that you would love to bring back to life?

Using a tabletop Kelsey Platen Press to demonstrate, Michelle Wiebe will cover basic press components and operation as well as how to spot damaged areas, cleaning methods, making minor repairs, and sourcing replacement parts (much of this information is applicable to a wide range of press models and styles).

She will also touch on where to gain printing knowledge and find resources that can lead you further into your letterpress journey. If you have been looking for a place to really understand the potential of letterpress printing as well as for those who may have inherited some equipment and are not sure where to start with restoring it – this class is for you!

There will also be plenty of time for questions throughout this interactive demonstration, participants who already have a press they wish to restore should have it handy so that they can ask specific questions or show areas that they are unsure about. Never be afraid of rust—Michelle will help you feel empowered as you acquire these skills and tackle a project with great rewards.

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