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Create a Letterpress Print workshop

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The Smallprint Company

Friary Villas

2-3 Friary Street

Derby

DE1 1JF

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Create a unique print and learn the basics of letterpress in a fun-filled evening at Smallprint HQ!

The session is ideal for people of all letterpress abilities.

On the Day

Chris will teach a small group the basics of traditional letterpress printing. After some basic prep in general principles and typography (if you’re unfamiliar), you’ll learn how to hand-set type on a composing stick, transfer it to a chase and lock it up for printing. From there you’ll learn how to ink up, operate and clean an Adana 8x5 tabletop press, the most popular of ‘starter’ presses.

Remember

Come prepared with an idea of what you'd like to print. We recommend approx. 150 words. If you’re not sure what to print, we have a library of typography, letterpress and print books to inspire and we’re happy to chat with you before the day to advise.

Wear old, practical clothes that you don’t mind getting inky, or bring an apron and sensible footwear; no heels!

Long hair is best tied back (we don’t want it getting trapped in the press or getting inky!)

Private tuition (on your own Adana ,if you wish) is also available. Email us for more information.

If you’re making a special trip to Derby we can recommend places to stay and things to do. We can recommend eateries within a short walking distance of the studio or you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch with you. We provide the tea, coffee and biscuits!

Please Note

These workshops aren't suitable for children under the age of 16 or for people who can't stand for long periods of time.

Price shown includes a booking fee.

Cancellation Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can't attend the workshop. Cancellations cannot be accepted within one day of the workshop starting. Refunds cannot be issued however we will offer alternative dates for you to reschedule.

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