Introduction to Foil Blocking

1 April, 2020 1:15 am - 1:20 am

Suitable for complete beginners.

Join us for practical, hands-on workshops led by experts at the London Centre for Book Arts.

Foil blocking is a unique process of applying metallic or ‘foil’ effect on the printing surface using a technique similar to letterpress. Used most commonly on book covers and stationery, foil blocking produces a striking finish that is impossible to achieve using other printing techniques.

Participants will learn how to:

Prepare artwork for making into plates
How to set up and register your work in the press
How to get the best results from a wide variety of substrates
The correct and safe use of the press.

On completion of this class, participants will be able work independently on the foil blocking presses by becoming a studio member or purchasing a Studio Pass. Find out more.

All materials and tools provided, but participants are welcome to bring along your own papers and other materials to test with.

Introduction to Foil Blocking
Saturday 4 April 2020, 11am to 1pm
Instructor: Simon Goode

£40 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA & current students. There will be an option to become a Friend of LCBA at checkout. 20% discount for LCBA Studio Members & Studio Pass holders)

Workshop participants receive 15% discount on purchases made in-person from the LCBA Shop on the day of the workshop.

Cancellation policy: If you are unable to make a class, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list it. In the event of a refund, cancellations will be refunded minus the Eventbrite listing fee. We’re sorry, but workshop bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed after 7 days before the class.

Membership & Studio Passes: Access the unique facilities at LCBA for independent projects by becoming a member or purchasing a Studio Pass. Find out more.

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