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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 5

Print & Letterpress Summer Session 5
July 17–29
Rebecca Chamlee
Photorealistic Letterpress

Continuous-tone images, characterized by gradual transitions between shades and colors, have frustrated letterpress printers for decades. Traditional halftone screens often produce course prints, difficult registration, and color issues. We’ll explore techniques for using the letterpress to produce successful photorealistic, multiple-color–including four-color process–continuous-tone imagery and strategies for printing in tight registration. Students will work with their original photographs and handset type to create content for a collaborative, handbound book filled with our experiments. All levels. Letterpress studio.

Associate professor at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles); other teaching: Paper and Book Intensive (MI), Focus on Book Arts (OR), Shakerag Workshops (TN); collections: Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (CT), Metropolitan Museum of Art Artists’ Book Collection (NYC); Getty Research Institute Artists’ and Fine Press Book Collection; representation: Vamp and Tramp Booksellers (AL). 

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Rebecca Chamlee, Giant: A Deity with Leaves, letterpress from photopolymer plates on Zerkall book wove paper, 11-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches
Rebecca Chamlee, Giant: A Deity with Leaves, letterpress from photopolymer plates on Zerkall book wove paper, 11-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches