Press offers demo of printmaking with photopolymer plates April 3

Frank Brannon Jr., proprietor of SpeakEasy Press in Dillsboro, will demonstrate “How to Make and Print Photopolymer Plates” at 6:15 p.m. on April 3 at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City.

Anyone who is interested is invited to attend the demonstration free of charge.

Photopolymer plates is a contemporary process of image-making that Brannon uses in the printing courses he teaches at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee. The demonstration will include how these plates are made and printed and how they can be combined with metal printing type to print text in English or in Cherokee. Those in attendance will have the opportunity for some hands-on experimentation if time permits.  Information will be given on where the plates can be bought and how to make and print them in your home studio using the sun, a piece of mylar and a sharpie pen.

The limited edition letterpress books that Brannon produces are held in several special collections in libraries in the United States and in England as well as in private collections.

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