An introduction into the craft of letterpress.
Get inked up and ready to roll! Each student gets hands on learning how to hand-set and lock up type to pulling a print.
Printing takes place in our working print shop on a variety of vintage and antique printing presses including small hand operated platens to large flat bed proofing presses.
As well as basic letterpress tuition such as ink mixing, make ready and packing the press, students can learn modern computer to plate methods and file preparation for polymer or magnesium plates
This is the perfect class for someone thinking of buying a press or for those who have already bought one and don't know where to start!
Students are welcome to bring their press along so I can give it the once over and get it up and running.
All students will create their own personnel project from our large collection of wood and metal type to take home with them.
Our Vouchers have been created using hand-set wood and metal type and printed letterpress on beautiful Somerset cotton. They come tucked inside a kraft folder and envelope to make gift giving a joy and will be posted via 1st class
Information sheet included as to how to book your date.
Vouchers are valid April - Oct 2016 and workshops will run either weekends or weekdays, dates yet to be confirmed.
Please note workshops only run when the weather gets warmer and start generally after Easter.
For groups one off dates can be arranged
Our workshop is situated in the Lancashire market town of Great Harwood, an hours drive away from most major towns and cities such as Kendal, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Harrogate.
7 hour workshop 10am - 5pm
No experience required
Max 4 student per class
Min 2 students for classes to run
For more information contact Jacqui on