Letterpress is a traditional printing technique that has been used for hundreds of years. Originally developed to print text from metal type, letterpress has recently been adopted by artists, illustrators and graphic designers as an elegant way to combine text and imagery on the page. In this day long course learn the basics of composition and set & print your own type using our collection of wood & metal fonts.


More Details

This course will begin with a slideshow presentation taking you through the 500 year history of letterpress printing to the current revival the process is experiencing. The principles of the process will then be demonstrated fully and in the morning you will get to compose and set you own type e.g your name or a short poem.

In the afternoon there will then be time for you to experiment and play with our increasing collection of type to create your own unique prints.

Our technicians will guide you through each of the stages and you will leave the workshop with a set of your own series of prints and an understanding of the process. Come get hands on and inky with this fun workshop that will bring alive this historical process.


Timings and Prices

One day course at £80
Saturday 28th March 10.30am - 4.30pm
Max. 6 people

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Letterpress At The Lodge, Wensum Lodge, 169 King St, Norwich NR1 1QW


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Terms and information

Currently we are only able to take bookings through this online shop.

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All participants must be over 18 unless otherwise stated. No dogs or other pets allowed in the building.

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