Workshops

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PERSONALIZED STATIONERY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

6-9 PM

$50

In this workshop, we will cover basic type setting skills and each student will print a set of personalized stationery to keep for themselves or give as a gift.  Paper and envelopes will be provided, as well as ink and all type setting supplies.  A great gift for Mother's day!  REGISTER HERE!

INTRODUCTION TO WOOD TYPE

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

11-2 PM

$50

Perfect for the designer, activist, or artist interested in wood type! In this workshop, we will learn about wood type, set fun compositions, and learn to print on our Showcard sign press! Each attendee will leave with a stack of 15 posters of their own design. REGISTER HERE!

BUSINESS CARDS 101

AUGUST 26, 2018

11am-2pm

$50

Learn basic principles of good digital type design and learn to print on our Chandler & Price press using a polymer plate!  Each student goes home with 50 business cards.  REGISTER HERE!

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

DATES FLEXIBLE 

$150

Available for one or two attendees, each private workshop is customized to any project you dream up! Design a wood-type poster, set lead type, or work with a polymer plate of your own design. Private workshops run for three hours and are available evenings or weekends at our printshop in Silver City, NM. Email accounts@powerandlightpress.com to book! 

LETTERPRESS HAPPY HOUR

APRIL 14, 2018

4-6PM drop-in

$5 suggested donation

On April 14th for Love Local day, we will be hosting Letterpress Happy Hour, a drop-in workshop where folks are invited to pull a print and learn a thing or two about wood type, letterpress printing, and what we do here at Power and Light Press! 

OPEN PRINT NIGHTS

DATES TBA

6-9pm drop-in

$15

Every few months we open our shop for an evening drop-in session for locals or visitors who just want to play around with some ink and type, learn a little more about the process, or work on their own self-directed project.  Previous printing experience is recommended, though not required.  Fee covers ink, paper, and some tools and guidance.  Additional tools and supplies will be available for purchase.  No registration necessary, just stop by!

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PRESS RENTAL

Already have letterpress experience?  Our Challenge proof press is available to experienced printers for hourly rental.  References required.  Please contact us for rates and availability. 

WEEKEND PRINT GETAWAY

Do you live out of town, want to learn more about letterpress, and want to visit Silver City for the weekend?  This workshop is for you!  You organize a group of 3-5 friends, and leave the rest to us.  We will arrange lovely accommodations for two nights, provide local restaurant suggestions and discounts, and teach you how to print in a relaxed, fun and supportive environment.  You will each come away with a completed project of your own design - could be an edition of prints, a suite of stationery, a stack of business cards, etc.  Transportation to/from Silver City not included. Please email us at info@powerandlightpress.com for more info!