A Hybrid (Online and In-Studio) Workshop!


Combine your design knowledge with vintage letterpress printing techniques, and print your own designs using photopolymer plates! In this hybrid workshop, you will learn how to take your designs from sketches to computer layouts to letterpress printed pieces virtually via Zoom meeting. This session will cover the basics of printing with photopolymer plates, designing for letterpress printing, and how to create your file to order plates. Then, breaking into smaller groups, we'll work in-studio to cover basic press operations, discuss individual project ideas, and print a small edition of your unique design on the Vandercook.


All students will meet on June 2nd for the Zoom session. At registration, please select one of the following sessions for the in-studio printing session:

  • Session A: Saturday, June 19, 10am-11:30am (2 students max)

  • Session B: Saturday, June 19, 12pm-1:30am (2 students max)

  • Session C: Saturday, June 19, 2pm-3:30am (2 students max)


Level: Intermediate - Familiarity with Adobe products is preferred but not required. No letterpress experience required.


Registration closes May 24, 2021. Information about how to prepare and have plates printed will be provided during the Zoom portion of the workshop. A materials fee has been included with your registration to cover paper and ink for the in-studio session.


PLEASE NOTE: All virtual sessions will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. 


Pyramid is dedicated to protect the safety and health of its employees and guests. In-studio class size has been limited to ensure adequate spacing for students and strict cleaning regimens will be implemented for the space and tools, both before and after each class. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

Photopolymer & Letterpress for Designers; Jun 2 and 19; times vary

    • Date & Time:  2-day workshop: Wednesday, June 2, 6pm-7pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event) and one of the following sessions on Saturday, June 19 for in-studio printing: Session A - 10am-11:30pm; Session B - 12pm-1:30pm; Session C - 2pm-3:30pm 
    • Instructor: Lauren Emeritz
    • Materials: Registration includes a $5 materials fee to cover paper and ink for the in-studio session. Students will need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
      - Personal photopolymer plate (details provided in session 1)
      - Pencil/paper for notes
      - Personal apron (or clothes you don’t mind getting ink on)

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301.608.9101  |  4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781

HOURS (as of July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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