This is how we roll (at the Letterpress Fair)

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Two teams of PCA&D students will be participating in the  first-ever College Tube Roll Competition, part of the annual  Lancaster Letterpress Fair, on Saturday, September 16,12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 300 Block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Watch the fun as teams of design students create large-format prints created from hand-cut corrugated cardboard. Prints will be produced on the street using a 20″ diameter paper tube and a 36″ wide roll of paper.

Student teams each create a design with corrugated cardboard before the letterpress fair and bring the finished cardboard design to the event so that print(s) can be made during the letterpress fair. During the competition, the student teams will ink and print the design on the street! Students will also assemble and print a design using cardboard type provided at the letterpress fair.  Judging will be based on combination of speed and quality.

In addition to PCA&D, six other schools from across eastern Pennsylvania will be participating. PCA&D, located two blocks from the site of the Letterpress Fair, is a sponsor of the College Tube Roll Competition, along with Yazoo Mills, which donated the paper tubes for the event.

The Letterpress  Letterpress Street Fair will be held Saturday September 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 300 block of North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Featuring vendors and food trucks, the day will provide a look into the world of letterpress printing for people of all ages. From history to hands-on activities to finding incredible works of letterpress art, the street fair will have something for everyone, including families and kids.

A variety of exhibitions and events are planned on Friday evening through Sunday to showcase the work of letterpress printers and the history of letterpress printing.

https://letterpressfair.org/events/ The fair is being organized by the .918 Club, a non-profit dedicated to the history, preservation, and hands-on experiences of traditional letterpress printing.

More information about the fair is covered in an article in LNP on Thursday, September 14.