Introduction to Foil Blocking

Foil blocking is a unique process of applying metallic or ‘foil’ effect on the printing surface using a technique similar to letterpress. Used most commonly on book covers and special invitations, foil blocking produces a striking finish that is impossible to achieve using other printing techniques.

Come and learn how to prepare artwork for making into plates, how to set up and register your work in the press, how to get the best results from a wide variety of substrates, and the correct and safe use of the press. You are welcome to bring along your own papers and other materials to test with.

On completion of this class, participants will be authorised to rent press time on the blocking presses at the Centre.


Introduction to Foil Blocking 
Sunday 18 February 2018
1 to 3pm
Instructor: Simon Goode

£45 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA. There will be an option to become a Friend of LCBA at checkout)

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’re sorry, but workshop bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed after seven days before the class.

Membership & Studio Passes: We offer open-access to the LCBA studio to Members and Studio Pass holders. Studio access is a great way for people, who have completed workshops at LCBA, to work independently using the tools and machinery available at the LCBA studio. Find out more