Letterpress Class - February 17, 2024

Ladyfingers Letterpress

Saturday, February 17, 2024
$100 per student
Maximum 4 students

Location: Ladyfingers Letterpress
113 E. Bijou Street,
Colorado Springs, CO

Learn the basics of letterpress from Ladyfingers Co-Founder Morgan Calderini on our Vandercook 219 letterpress! Choose from a variety of fonts from our vintage type cases to produce your very own set of one-color 4.25” x 5.5” (A2 size) letterpress-printed notecards. Students will learn the basics of setting lead type, ink mixing, registration, and the basic operation of the press. Each student will leave the class with 25 letterpress printed notecards with corresponding envelopes. 

Fees include all materials and 25 letterpress printed notecards.

Registration is non-refundable or exchangeable. Additional supplies available for purchase at Ladyfingers Letterpress. All students receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the workshop.


Morgan Calderini surrounds herself with rather odd yet satisfying specialties: hot air balloon building, printmaking, and pie baking are all things she takes very seriously. After having received her BFA in Printmaking from RISD in 2007, Calderini chose to redefine the hierarchical printshop archetype by establishing and managing Rhode Island's only community printshop at AS220 with a grant from AmeriCorps VISTA. She has taught letterpress at the AS220 Printshop and Penland School of Crafts, and has spoken at conferences such as the Kernference hosted by Goodtype and at the annual Wayzgoose at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. When she's not baking blueberry pies or hunting for long lost litho stones that people have been using as door stops, she's flying Atlas, her 70 foot, 54,000 cu. ft. hot air balloon that she built in 2007.

Collections: Ladyfingers Letterpress

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