Sending hand-written cards is a great way to send love, birthday wishes, and thanks. Hey, it beats sending a Facebook greeting, right? Give your card extra DIY love by letterpressing it. The lucky object of your affection won't be able to stop beaming with joy at your handcrafted and heartfelt goodness.
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of letterpress printing your own greeting cards. This includes an overview of custom plate making, basic ink mixing, printing setup, and proper inking using a brayer. Plus, you’ll be able to apply the techniques you learn in this class to help you create wedding invitations, holiday cards, business cards and art prints. Letterpress FTW!
Oh, by the way, once you purchase the class, we’ll send a confirmation with a link to watch the class. Your access never expires, and you can continue to access the class from the email link or from your Orders page.
- Supplies Overview
- Workspace Prep
- Setting Up The Plate
- Insider Pro Tips
All you need to take this course are the supplies listed below and the class worksheet prepared by Eunice that is available for download after purchase.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TAKE THE CLASS:
- Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine
- L Letterpress Platform Kit
- Soft Rubber Brayer - 6 inches
- Palette Knife
- Letterpress Ink - Navy
- Letterpress Ink - Teal
- Letterpress Ink - White
- 100% Cotton Paper
- Cutting Mat
- X-Acto Knife
- Mineral Spirits
- Bone Folder (optional)
- Lint Free Rags
- Latex Gloves
- Glass (from a picture frame)
CLASS WORKSHEET INCLUDES:
- Exclusive Hello!Lucky Card Design Templates
ORDERING CUSTOM PRINTING PLATES:
To create your own custom KF-152 printing plates head over to our friends at Boxcar Press. Just send in one of our downloadable Hello!Lucky designs (or your own!) and they'll send back a ready-to-print plate. Note: When ordering your custom plates, you'll need to order one plate per ink color (since color is printed separately).
About the Instructor
Eunice Moyle is co-founder and creative director of Hello!Lucky, a San Francisco design studio and letterpress card company that has been rocking the stationery world since 2003. She is an obsessive self-taught crafter who has mastered everything from screen printing her own fabrics to knitting dog sweaters to weaving tiny carpets for her daughter’s doll house. Now she’s going to give you the 411 on all things letterpress.