Print Your Books at Home


In this class, students will learn how to "impose" a text, using software (not a typewriter!). “Imposition” refers to the placing of pages on a sheet of paper so that the pages will be in proper sequence when the sheet is printed and folded. Computer-Aided Imposition simplifies the process printers use to arrange typeset pages, so when printed, a single sheet of paper folds into an 8 page signature that reads consecutively once bound.

During the first class meeting, students will learn about imposition and available software used to lay out and print their own manuscript or another text. The second class meeting will be spent sewing and binding the signatures into a book.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Wednesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 28
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Jerome Collins
Cost: $90 tuition + $10 materials fee

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Jerome Collins studied Liberal Arts at University of Texas, Pan American; Bay Street Studio, Maine; Skidmore College, NY; San Francisco Art Institute; Volkshochschule, Nürnberg, Germany and LSU, Baton Rouge. He first created a book in 1971 while working in medical illustration at Letterman Hospital, San Francisco. He has taught book arts classes at Flatbed Press and SMU.  He is past president of Austin Book Workers and has printed and bound books up to 300 pages.

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm

Start Date: March 21, 2018
End Date: March 28, 2018

Austin Book Arts Center
2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #114
Austin, TX
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