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Explore techniques to make your own type at home in this demo-based workshop. We’ll explore a range of materials you can use for relief printing -- from craft foam to linoleum to erasers to the classic potato. Our focus will be on materials you may have at home, or can find at a craft store. We’ll also talk about other ways to manufacture type. Does 3D printing make good type? What about laser cutting? Join Common Press for virtual office hours on Wednesdays with any follow up questions. Gather supplies and join along, or take notes for follow up on your own time. There will be ample time for questions.

Supply List:


Limited supply kits will be available for borrowing through PennLibraries. For best chance of availability, sign up early. Indicate interest in the registration form.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Registration is required. There are 25 seats available.

Event Organizer

Mary Tasillo

Making Type at Home: From the Potato to the Linoleum Block