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Letterpress Introduction

One day course

Course Date: Sat 8 February (one day course). 

Led by John Easson of Quarto Press, this is an opportunity to learn the basics of letterpress printing using authentic period presses with type, wood-letter and illustration blocks.

What will be covered?
We'll cover hand-setting type and locking into a frame (chase) for printing; printing using a small table-top press. Identifying problems in printing, and suitable remedies. Equipment, including types of presses and their suitability, materials, and sources. Illustrations and ways of producing them for letterpress. We may also cover other aspects depending on the interests of attendees. We'll also look at sources of further information.

What should I bring?
We'll provide all materials. Bring linocuts or simlilar relief images to try if you wish, but many factors (especially size) may preclude using them, so we can't guarantee the opportunity.

What should I wear?
Wear old clothes as acrylic inks may not wash out of clothes. Please note no sandals or open-toed footwear in the Print Studio. We provide aprons and vinyl gloves.

Please ensure you have read our Print Studio Terms and Conditions before booking on to any of our Print Studio courses or workshops.