Location London Centre for Book Arts
Instructor Simon Goode, Alex Cooper
Date Saturday 17 June 2023
Time 11am–4pm

Join us at the London Centre for Book Arts for a one-day Introduction to Press Maintenance, led by Simon Goode, founder of LCBA, and Alex Cooper, a designer and educator with more than 25 years experience in letterpress printing.

A workshop designed for those with some printing experience, and those who already own, or are planning on acquiring a press of their own.

The introduction will be demonstrated on the presses in use at the London Centre for Book Arts, including a Vandercook, FAG, Stephenson Blake and a table-top Adana. The principles covered during the workshop can be applied to most types of presses, and there will be a chance to discuss specific presses and issues during the at the end of the session.

Those who have completed the workshop will have the opportunity to become Studio Members or Studio Pass holders to work independently, with occasional guidance, on their own projects using the presses at the LCBA studio. 

All materials and tools provided.


London Centre for Book Arts is an internationally recognised artist-run, open-access studio with a focus on books and publications. Since 2012, LCBA has been at the forefront of teaching and promoting the heritage craft of bookbinding in the UK. Based on our popular workshops, Making Books: a guide to creating hand-crafted books by the London Centre for Book Arts was published in 2017 and has since been published in eight different languages.

Workshop participants receive 10% discount on purchases made in-person from the LCBA Shop on the day of the workshop.

Cancellation policy: If you are unable to make a class, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list it. We are a very small organisation and proceeds from each ticket goes towards crucial overheads. Cancellations made after 14 days before the date of the workshop will not be refundable.

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– LCBA is wheelchair accessible and barrier free.
– There are accessible and gender neutral toilets.
– Public transport options to LCBA can be seen here: but the routes from stations to LCBA has uneven pavements that are narrow.
– There are two disabled parking spaces just across the road from the entrance to LCBA.

Please contact us for more information on access.