Poster min
Workshops & Courses

Letterpress: Create Your Own Printed Words

Grab your apron and get messy by immers­ing your­self into the art of Letterpress!

Over the two days, The Letterpress Collective will teach you how to set lead type in a composing stick and how to use a small tabletop press, which can be used to create personalised posters and prints.

The Letterpress Collective will also bring a selection of beautiful wood type and will show you the process of locking lead and wood type into a chase or onto the flat bed cylinder presses. On these larger presses, you will be able to print poster-sized text based images; a favourite lyric, a line of poetry or something of your own. We’ll have some decorative borders and some vintage wood and metal etched illustrations to play with. This 600-year-old craft course requires no previous experience, just an enthusiasm to learn.

By the end of the workshop you will:

Learn how to use a tabletop press
How to mix ink and register a two-colour print.
Leave with an armful of your creations
Poster min