Introduction to Letterpress Printing

Join us at the LCBA Studio for a one-day Introduction to Letterpress Printing.

This workshop is perfect for people with no prior experience to learn how to prepare work, and print on a press from start to finish. 

Letterpress printing is a printing method with a long history. Printing from movable wood or metal type, polymer plates, and other relief surfaces to produce a beautiful, crisp impression.

Workshop participants will have an introduction to the composing room, and will be introduced to the Vandercook, FAG and Farley presses. Participants will learn hand typesetting in both lead and wooden type, how to lock up your work into a forme, selecting paper stock, choosing and mixing inks and how to set up the press. We will also go over how to prepare work, order, and print from polymer plates.

This is an ideal workshop for people to learn the skills to create their own business cards, greeting cards, invitations, artist books, and posters.

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 at the LCBA studio.

Introduction to Letterpress Printing 1
Sunday 4 March 2018
11am – 5pm
Instructors: Alex Cooper

£95 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA & current students. 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 start time.

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