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Introduction to Letterpress 24th & 25th November 2018

£140.00 / Sold Out

The Introduction to Letterpress Printing weekend course will provide you with a general overview of the letterpress printing process. Attending the course will enable you to create several prints, postcards or posters - or all three if time allows using a variety of presses and type.

You will learn how to:

• Compose and set wood & metal type
• Lock your type up in a chase with furniture & quoins
• How to ink up your type using different techniques
• Operate a proofing press (Farley, Vandercook, Korrex) & small desktop platen press (Adana)
• Become familiar with printing terminology & best practice

The course is ideal for anyone who is curious about letterpress or who wants to try their hand at something different. You may want to make a present for someone or you may be interested in buying a press and starting up yourself (but want to know more before you dive in), if so then this course is for you.

The course takes place at our well stocked workshop in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where you will have access to 1000’s of pieces of wood & metal type to create your very own unique piece of work using a time honoured process.

The Print Project has been delivering workshops for over 6 years at events, festivals and educational establishments. Our workshops are informative, creative and fun experiences for the curious or mad keen printaholic that you may be / may know.

A full overview of the course will be provided prior to the event taking place. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days. Please advise us of any dietary requirements you may have.

There are 6 places on this course.
No previous experience is necessary.
Please bring an apron or wear clothes you don't mind getting covered in ink.
Please also wear comfortable sturdy shoes as you will be on your feet most of the day.
If you have any access requirements, please get in touch.

Refunds can only be issued if 7 days notice is given prior to the workshop taking place.
Transferring to another course is totally OK but is subject to availability.

Email us at info@theprintproject.co.uk for more information about this course, other courses or anything else we do at The Print Project.

The courses takes place at:

The Print Project
Q20 Theatre
Dockfield Road
BD17 7AD

10am-5.30pm each day.

Telephone: 07968 435026

If you are coming by car there is ample parking space. The train station is 5 minutes walk away along the canal. Cyclists are welcome of course...!

Hotels in the area are Ibis Shipley & Abbey Lodge and the Ramada Inn in Bingley. Shipley has a wide variety of curry houses and great pubs. Saltaire is a 10 minute walk along the canal from the workshop.

If you are an agency or group who would like to use a letterpress course for a team building exercise or just a bit of fun, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.