Introduction to Relief and Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook


Course #3000010
Pablo Diaz
Materials required by students:
fine papers
Optional materials:
mounted linoleum
photopolymer plates
foil stamping dies
Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply—3rd Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets
Dick Blick: 1-5 Bond Street
Pearl Paint—308 Canal Street
Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union
Continuing Education registration receipt.
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