Discover and Celebrate the Handwritten and Handmade

Hosted at Porchlight Press

part of a series on Craft

About this FieldTrip

During this Creative Mornings field trip, Porchlight Press will offer a hands-on guided tour of our beautiful letterpress studio. We will take you through our printing process and the use of photopolymer plates, and the operation of our presses. Our guests will be able to watch a custom job being printed on one of our Heidelberg windmills, and from there we will take you all to one of the trusty Vandercook cylinder presses where an instructor will guide each guest through the process of printing one of their very own keepsakes to take away.

About the instructor: Founded by Heather Braun, Porchlight Press is a small team of passionate makers with very diverse backgrounds from molecular biology and english literature to landscape architecture, fine arts and graphic design. What we all have in common, is our attention to detail and love for watching the printing process unfold to create a beautifully unique piece of work. We’re also paper-obsessed designers with particular expertise designing for letterpress. Bring us a finished design, an idea or a doodle on a napkin, and we’ll work with you to bring it to beautiful, tactile life.

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