£65 – £75

Letterpress workshop - one day

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Hello Print Studio

50 Athelstan Road

Margate

CT9 2BH

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In this one day workshop you will learn how to compose and print a design using letterpress. Learn how to create a design using both moveable metal and wood type, how to ink up and how to print using a proofing press and an Adana 8-5 letterpress machine.

The morning session covers traditional typesetting and printing using smaller metal type (12-24pt). You will need a short text to work with, of three to five lines, like a limerick, saying, song lyric etc. The afternoon session uses the much larger wood type but in a more freestyle way, using the shapes of the letters to make a design. You will also have an opportunity to experiment with printing in colour.

Morning

  • Introduction to the principles of letterpress. Type, tools and technical jargon.
  • Planning and composing a few lines of type. Spacing and alignment.
  • Locking up your composition in a chase: Leads, reglets, furniture and quoins.
  • Printing your composition using an Adana 8-5 machine. How to adjust for the best results.

Afternoon

  • Introduction to wood letter
  • Planning and composing a freestyle design using letters, numbers and punctuation
  • Demonstration: printing in colour: mixing and layering colours
  • Printing your design using a cylinder proofing press

About the tutor

Nick Morley has been making prints since the late 90's and has been working with letterpress since 2010. He is a patient teacher and has run workshops in multiple print studios and universities in the UK and abroad. He set up Hello Print Studio in 2013 and has developed the letterpress facility from scratch, building a collection of fonts and printing equipment.

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All materials will be provided but you may want to bring a sketchbook/notebook. You will be given a protective apron to wear but we advise you not to wear your best clothes, just in case!

The workshop runs from 10.30am to 5pm. Please aim to arrive by 10.25am so we can start on time.

All bookings are final and we cannot offer a refund, except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for beginners. This workshop is limited to 5 participants.

At the moment we can only offer workshops to over-18s

For more information call Nick on 07779 300275

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