An introduction into the craft of letterpress. No experience required.

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 a working print shop on a variety of vintage and antique printing presses including small hand operated platens, to large flat bed proofing presses.

All students will create their own personnel project from our large collection of wood and metal type to take home with them. Bring some ideas with you of what you would like to print, depending on complexity you might have time to make a few!

This is also 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.

As well as basic letterpress tuition such as ink mixing, make ready and packing the press, students have the option to learn modern computer to plate methods and file preparation for polymer or magnesium plates.

Your welcome to bring your own project, please contact for suitability.

Students that have taken the class previously are welcome to come along and just crack on with a more ambitious project.


The 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.

The workshop is down a small back alley which doesn’t exist on sat nav so please you use this address which will take you to the right spot 70 Clayton St. Great Harwood, Blackburn, Lancashire BB6 7AH. Please park on this street so we don’t block works traffic for the other units The alley way is facing the Merry England Pub, you’ll see a red bricked mill and you’ll find me upstairs in Unit 4.


Materials, apron and refreshments included, feel free to bring a packed lunch.
100% cotton paper is not included in materials.

Equipment available: Adana 8x5, Excelsior 8x5, S&B proofing press (A3+), Farley proofing press max print size 50x70cm) Vicobold and 10x15 chase base. Too much wood and metal type to mention.

Suitable clothing in layers in best as the workshop is in an old mill and comfortable footwear is a must. No open toed shoes please as there is lots of heavy equipment hanging around. I can provide aprons but please bare in mind you might get ink on your clothes, so no posh attire!

Max 4 student per class / Min 2 students for classes to run.

For more information contact Jacqui on 07941653122


By placing an booking a workshop, you agree to and accept these terms and condition:
If you have booked a place on a class and cannot attend, please email as soon as possible. If notice is given at least 5 working days before a class begins, we will refund the payment in the form of a credit which can be used as payment for an alternative course. If notice is given less than 5 working days before the workshop begins, we will not be able to give any form of refund. Print for Love of Wood reserves the right to cancel classes & courses, in which case a full refund will be given.

Max 4 student per class / Min 2 students for classes to run.