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Introduction to Letterpress Printing (Weekend Course)
Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 10:00 – Sun, 30 Oct 2016, 17:00 BST
This is a night class that takes place on 29th & 30th from 10am until 5pm, both days.
A general overview of the letterpress printing process using wood & metal type will enable you to create a series of prints, postcards or posters - or all three if time allows.
You will learn how to:
- Set wood & metal type
- Lock your type up in a chase with furniture & quoins
- How to ink up your type
- Operate a proofing press & small desktop platen press
- Become familiar with printing terminology & best practice
The Print Project has been delivering workshops for over five 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.
The workshop 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.
During your time with us, you will focus on learning the key skills needed to produce a high quality print and experimenting with ideas and techniques that will enable you to focus on your own personal approach to letterpress printing. No previous experience is needed and this course is a necessary induction should you wish to use our open access facilities to develop your work following the course.
A full overview of the workshop will be provided prior to the event taking place. Cake & refreshments will be provided. Please advise us of any dietary requirements you may have.
The workshop will only run if all 4 places are filled.
Refunds will only be issued if 5 days notice is given prior to the workshop taking place.
Email us at email@example.com for more information about this course, other courses or anything else we do at The Print Project.