VISC 410. Digital Letterpress. 3 Hours.
In this course students will explore the possibilities that digital technologies offer to the letterpress printer, including laser cutting and polymer platemaking. Students will learn how to prepare digital files to make negatives, and to process and print polymer plates on the Vandercook press. Emphasis will be placed on creativity and craft. Starting with the simplest of techniques, projects will grow in increasing technical and aesthetic complexity. No previous letterpress experience is required. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is essential. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LAB.