A ONE DAY BEGINNER WORKSHOP
Roll up your sleeves, get inky fingers and meet like-minded people. Join us at The Armarie Room for a hands-on workshop that will immerse you in the unique art of letterpress.
Experience the world of hand set type and vintage printing technology and understand how it all fits beautifully together in the here and now. Explore paper stocks, hand-mix inks, and print your creation on our platen and flat bed presses.
Led by printmaker Renee Hadlow, you’ll learn how the cultural heritage of fine press printing is making an impact on contemporary print today.
LIMITED TO 5 PARTICIPANTS, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
The heritage of letterpress and its impact as a traditional and modern-day practise.
Introduction to basic typography, exploration of movable type, type-case layout.
Basic type setting, composition and layout.
Traditional pre-press techniques - lock up, make ready and press set up.
Pantone ink mixing.
Paper stock advice and selection.
Printing on platen and Albion flat-bed printers.
Mixing the old with the new - an introduction to polymer and it's capabilities.
Small greeting card
Journal or book cover
20th April 2019
The Armarie Room
10.00am - 4.30pm