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April 7, 2014- print workshop visit

Letterpress and Offset Printing.

During the visit to the printing workshop we got to see two demos of letterpress and offset printing. In the letterpress printer there was a plate of cast type set in a plate. Red ink was spread across another plate that the ink for the type was rolled onto. After setting the paper and cranking it into place, sheets of paper with type and an image were produced. In the offset printer paper was loaded into the front and the blue ink was spread across a roller on top of the machine that when activated quickly printed sheets of paper based off of a design on a translucent page.