Letterpress Taster Session

£60.00 - £250.00
Letterpress Taster Session

NEW FOR 2022-23!

Following a workshop expansion in July 2022, I can now run workshops for up to 6 people and I’m pleased to announce a new course:


Letterpress Taster Sessions take place from 13 September 2022 until 1 July 2023, weekdays from 9.30-1.30pm

These 4 hour sessions are short introductions into the letterpress printing process, ideally aimed at those who want get a taste for it without having to commit to a full one day workshop!

You will set a simple phrase in metal or wood type and print it on a Vandercook SP20 or Korrex proofing press. This you will give you an overview of:

- Typesetting
- Locking up
- Units and measurements used in letterpress printing
- Packing
- Kerning & letter spacing
- Platen vs Cylinder presses
- Mixing inks

You will have access to 50+ cases of wood & metal type in sizes ranging from teeny tiny, to big and burly.

You will go away with a better understanding of the letterpress process and a number of prints of your phrase.

You can buy a course anytime during 2022-23 and once you've done this get in touch to sort a date out.

And if you don’t have a date in mind or the workshop is a present for someone, I will send you a voucher which can be redeemed until Friday 1st July 2023.

Your host & tutor Nick has worked as a designer & printer for over 20 years and has taught in schools, colleges, universities and print workshops across the UK. You can find out more here

Prices are for 1-6 people, please use the drop down menu to select your chosen option.

Prices are discounted based on the number attending, so the bigger the group, the cheaper the per person price.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss any requirements you may have.

No previous experience is necessary.