LETTERPRESS CLASSES CRAFTED FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES.
We developed our letterpress classes with valuable help from people like you. People who want to explore the history of this amazing technology that shaped politics, science and culture. People who want to share in the process of letterpress, make beautiful printed goods and get their hands dirty – all while having a great time.
Our workshops are led by experienced commercial letterpress printers in our inky Northcote studio.Gift Cards
Introduction to Letterpress
Roll up your sleeves in our introductory letterpress workshop that will familiarise you with the modern letterpress production process.
This is a unique opportunity to slow down for the day, print on our incredible antique machinery and take home a set of stationery that you will letterpress print yourself.
This workshop is designed for the first time printer who has a keen interest in the world of print or simply someone who is looking to dip their toe in the industry (we would not recommend putting any body parts in the presses). During this introductory workshop, we’ll guide you through setting up and letterpress printing on our two Chandler & Price printing presses, which are over 100 years old.
Linocut & Letterpress Workshop
Over two consecutive Saturdays, this beginner friendly workshop will introduce you to the craft of linocut and letterpress printing techniques.
You’ll carve an ‘Illuminated Letter’ of your choosing and letterpress print it in two colors using a reduction technique.
No linocut, design or print experience is necessary, this workshop is created for beginners who have a keen interest in the world of typography, linocutting and letterpress printing.
During the first day of the workshop we will explore different design options, walk through how to transfer your design to the lino and begin carving.
Once your carving is finished, we’ll guide you through setting up and letterpress printing the first colour on our hundred year old Chandler & Price printing presses.