Letterpress Printing Class

Brooklyn Navy Yard Center

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In a Nutshell

Letterpress printer Davin Kuntze shows you his collection of antique equipment, then helps you mix colorful ink and print your own posters

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2015. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 5 participants or subject to cancellation. No value after date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Wear clothing that can get dirty and sensible shoes. Photo ID required to enter. May bring drinks or snacks to the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $65 for one admission to a letterpress printing workshop with Davin Kuntze
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Each event is capped at 10 purchasers. Participants are required to have a photo ID in order to enter the Navy Yard. Participants are welcome to bring drinks and snacks.

What You’ll Do

Don’t be fooled—while the antique presses inside Woodside Press look old, they still come alive to produce colorful, whimsical designs. After touring the facility, letterpress printer and bookbinder Davin Kuntze teaches you how to set type, mix ink colors, and print five of your own small posters. Then, you can trade posters with other participants before taking home a colorful portfolio.

  • Tour Letterpress History
    Davin takes you through Woodside Press and shows you its historical, letterpress-related equipment

  • Customize Your Letterpress
    Create a design with different wood type, clip art, and cast metal type

  • Design and Print
    Davin covers the basics of choosing type, setting up the press and mixing custom ink colors, before everyone prints their designs

  • Take the Lesson Home
    Each person prints five small posters (plus extras to trade) and gets a line of hand-cast type to take home

Your Host

Davin Kuntze Davin Kuntze
Letterpress Printer and Bookbinder

Just a few words can transport Davin Kuntze back to his childhood: 72-point Lutetia Caps. That was the first metal type (casted by his father) that Davin ever set and printed. Even though he was just seven years old, Davin was hooked, and he eventually went on to get a degree in graphic design and a masters in book arts. He’s worked as a professional letterpress printer and bookbinder ever since, picking up ample media attention along the way. 

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