Throughout the year we offer short, intensive workshops to introduce the core concepts of letterpress printing. Starting with the basics of relief printing, inks, paper stocks and the history of letterpress, we then work with you on a small project that involves several aspects of typesetting and layout design.
Once the compositions are complete, we go on to demonstrate and explain how to use one of our Adana 8×5 or 5×3 tabletop platen presses, which you will then use to produce a small run of printed ephemera to take away at the end of the session.
Our workshops are aimed primarily at people with an interest in letterpress but not necessarily much (or any) prior experience in print or graphic design. We want to provide you with a taster and introduction to the techniques and processes involved in letterpress printing and the kind of effects that can be achieved.
All materials are provided, the only things you need to bring are; enthusiasm, an eye for detail, and plenty of gusto!
For a list of our upcoming workshop sessions and to book a place online, head over to our Eventbrite page.
Know someone who might be interested? We also sell gift vouchers for places on our workshops. These are available on our online store and can be redeemed on any future dated workshop event.
We also host interactive letterpress demonstrations and can accommodate small groups for team building events or personal development sessions. For enquires and pricing please contact us directly.
*** UPDATE FOR 2021 ***
As the official covid restrictions ease up, we are looking to restart our workshops in the near future, with limited numbers and precautions in place. Provisionally, we are looking towards the beginning of August as to when we’ll be able to get the first sessions up and running. Please follow us on social media for more up to date announcements.