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Wednesday, July 24

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Printers Ball Wed Jul 24 2013

Printers Ball Preview: Print Shop Demos with Brad Vetter and Alex Valentine

Sometimes it's not what you write but how it looks on paper. Paper arts are an undervalued form in our era of HTML and CSS coding, so come out to Printers Ball this Saturday for some free print shop demos with Brad Vetter and Alex Valentine.

"Alex and I will be doing rotating demos. I will be there in the afternoon (2-5:30pm) cranking out some letterpress prints. I will be using both alternative and traditional letterpress techniques to create a multiple color letterpress print. Using the 1950's era Vandercook #4 letterpress, I want to showcase that such an archaic process can still be innovative and progressive in modern times," said Vetter, who creates letterpress posters at the renown Nashville print shop, Hatch Show Print.

Co-host Valentine, a local print designer who consistently shows work around town, will be demonstrating offset printing, a type of printing done with custom made rubber stamps. Catch these two and maybe make some new art for your walls.

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Daniel / July 24, 2013 4:42 PM

I don't think offset lithography works quite the way you think it does.

Andrew / July 24, 2013 10:49 PM

Thanks, Daniel, the post has been corrected.

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