May 4 is Print Day in May!

Mark your calendar: Saturday May 4th is Print Day in May!

There’s no better way to help experience printing than by getting inky with us! May the 4th is the perfect opportunity because it’s PRINT DAY! Drop by to work on your own prints, see what is happening, meet printmakers, see prints being made and find out about Myrtle Press,

From 11 to 4, we’ll be celebrating this international day of printmaking with a potluck, Vandercook demo, and of course, tons of printing! We’ll have monoprint printmaking available (bring your own plate to print or make one with our help), and Bassackward Press will be on hand for you to crank the Vandercook and print your very own 12” x 18” commemorative poster typeset with vintage Hamilton wood type! ($5 a poster).

11 a.m.
Work on prints  
12 p.m.
Pot luck lunch - Bring a salad to share
1 p.m.
Demo of Vandercook setup by Barb Hennelly, Bassackward Press
2 – 4 p.m.
Make a test print on the Vandercook Press, and/or work on your own monotype print project

Be part of Print Day in May, an international celebration of printmaking! Please RSVP by May 2 to:  programmanager@myrtlepress.com 


Print Day in May began in 2007 at the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Monterey, CA. Print Day in May is one day each year when printmakers all over the world come together through printmaking, and then share about it on the Official Print Day In May Blog: www.printdayinmay.com