We are so excited to be able to share letterpress with you all!
In an age where traditional publishing is digitally evolving, this is your chance to experience an understanding of the hands-on, un-plugged, analogue practice of letterpress printing.
In this ‘Introduction to letterpress’ workshop you will make use of our table top presses and proofing press. This will be an immersive studio class where you will work with vintage wood type, metal type, and our collection of antique image blocks.
WHAT WILL YOU CREATE?
A three (3) hour workshop covering hand composing with vintage type, will see you walk away with a personalised stationery set as well as a one of a kind print off our proofing press.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
The history of letterpress
Meet our 5 vintage presses- a combined 480 years of history!
How to hand set or compose a line of type using vintage lead type (around 60-110 years old)
How to lock up type
Make ready and print type using a platen press jobber
Lock up vintage wooden type (wood type around 80-120 years old)
Print on a proofing press
A selection of times and dates are offered. Class sizes are limited to 6.
Once you have placed a booking, we will send you more information closer to the date :-)
PAST ATTENDEES SAY:
"Davina was warm and welcoming and the workshop instantly felt like a group of friends gathered for some creative fun, despite most of us being complete strangers. Davina was generous with her time and knowledge, and was happy to answer questions about her craft. The format of the workshop was informative without being stuffy and formal, and it was a perfect introduction to the world of letterpress printing and a very enjoyable afternoon."
"Had a great time and the end product was fantastic. I want to go buy a letterpress!!"
Workshops are held in our North Perth Studio, just outside the Perth CBD, Western Australia.
Check out our workshop images below (click right arrow to scroll or click on an individual image to enlarge)