Introduction to letterpress

Our classes offer a hands-on introduction to letterpress and are an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to acquire a practical knowledge of this craft at a beginners level.

Participants experience the entire process, from composition (hand-setting, spacing and locking-up type) to printing (inking and pulling the press). Access to our library of over 700 wood and metal fonts is open and everyone leaves with a printed example of their work.

Group size is maximum of eight and we begin with a collaborative outcome, with each person setting their contribution and then printing the finished form. Once this is complete, individuals are free to produce their own work.

Lunch and all materials are provided, but please wear old clothes or bring an apron.