Classes!

The Tight Squeek Press offers introductory classes in both letterpress printing and hand book binding on an annual basis, and also by special arrangement, generally in the spring and the fall. Each class is held within the shop itself, using the shop's facilities. The classes are run in the evenings, each class for a period of five sessions, one session per week. The class sizes are limited to four participants per class, and are entirely hands-on.

Introduction to Bookbinding: Students may bring some of their own materials such as special paper, text or graphic inserts, etc. to the class as possible enhancements of their projects, though this is not required. Under the guidance of the shop proprietor, students will tear and fold large sheets into signatures, sew the signatures around cords to form text blocks, form and build up the spines, cut and attach board material, practice skiving, cover the boards using leather, and foil stamp the outside covers.

2018 Class Offering: to be announced
Reccomended ages: 12 through adult
Cost: $140.00 per participant
All class materials will be supplied by the Tight Squeek Press.

Introduction to Letterpress: Students are urged to bring with them a literary piece or other text about a paragraph length that they wish to reproduce. Students are also encouraged to bring with them an image that may be transferred to a small linoleum block for carving and printing. Under the guidance of the shop proprietor, students will design their own project editions, cut their own stock using a guillotine paper cutter, set their text in lead type, proof their images on one of several presses, apply make-ready as needed, and will run their editions.

2018 Class Offering: to be announced
Recommended ages: 12 through adult
Cost: $140.00 per participant
All class materials will be supplied by the Tight Squeek Press.

If you are interested in a class, please contact Jon Hinkel for additional information.