Letterpress printing has endured for centuries as the most beautiful way to put text on paper. It is a versatile craft, ideal for printing a combination of type and imagery. In this half-day course, participants will be introduced to the basics of letterpress printing, including how to set and print from wood or metal type, and the operation of the flatbed cylinder press, paper selection, ink mixing, and safety on the press. This workshop caters for beginners, as well as those with some previous experience, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. In this 3 hour one to one lesson participants will create a beautiful poster or card using their favorite quote, saying or piece of writing. From this session you will be able to leave with a finished product to take home.
Hello! My name is Rose, I am a multidisciplinary artist and printmaker living in Brighton. I have studied BA Graphic design at Brighton University and found my passion for letterpress printing 5 years ago. Working at Ink Spot Press a print studio in Hove, I have for the past 2 years been conducting my own letterpress printing workshops, which cover one to one and group lessons. I am passionate about teaching, and I love pasting my knowledge of letterpress printing to all ages.
Tea, Coffee, Water
All equipment, including paper and ink.
The workshop will be conducted at Ink Spot Press. A lovely busy print studio in Hove. The Letterpress room is equipped with three old school printing presses which date back to the 1940's including two Vandercook presses. We also have a vast collection of wood and lead type to explore and an amazing selection of inks. Located right near to Hove Station, it is easy to visit by train, on-site free parking spaces available as well.
Letterpress printing workshop