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CBK 6110. Letterpress I: Letterpress Basics From the 1400's to the Digital Age. 3 Credits.

This course provides an introduction to traditional Letterpress applications while also exploring computer and relief printing trends used in the field today. Students will be provided technical instruction in typesetting--from composing stick to quoin key --along with presswork, inking, editioning, and Vandercook press operation schooling. Students will examine such areas as Linocut, Woodcut, and computer photographic processes with the goal being to incorporate these practices with that of traditional typesetting. A collaborative broadside project will be produced in the second half of the semester. Priority to graduate students of the Art and the Book department; open to other degree students as space is available.