We believe that the passing on of knowledge is key to letterpress’ survival and so aim to teach regular classes to share the tools and skills with anyone interested in learning.

Our public classes offer a hands-on introduction to the craft of letterpress. Participants experience the entire process from composition (hand-setting, spacing and locking up type) to printing (inking and pulling the press). Access to our substantial library of wood and metal type is open and everyone leaves with a printed example of their work.

Bespoke workshops

We also run letterpress classes by appointment. Whether you are a design team looking to broaden your knowledge of typography or a group of friends interested in learning something new, we can arrange a private letterpress workshop for you with tailored printed outcomes.

Upcoming dates

We are pleased to be able to start teaching classes again and will be doing so with reduced capacity and Covid measures in place to ensure safety (full details and tickets on the listings pages below)


Classes are held at New North Press and cater for groups of up to eight. A basic knowledge of graphic design or interest in typography helps, but is not essential. Lunch and all materials are provided. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Gift vouchers

Why not treat someone to a place on one of our classes with an Introduction to Letterpress Gift Voucher?

Introduction to letterpress

July 16, 2022

Design and print using our hundreds of wooden and metal fonts.

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