Learn Letterpress at Idlewild Press

You'll earn how to set and print metal type on both a cylinder proof press and a hand-fed platen press. We’ll cover the minutiae of handsetting, locking up and makeready. You’ll leave knowing how to recognise a tight tympan, how to check roller height and all about the finer points of good inking. You’ll learn how to feed the press, maintain ink levels, avoid offset and maintain registration. You’ll take home comprehensive notes and a completed project of your own design. Successful completion of the course allows students to print at the studio during open studio hours.

Date & time: September 21 & 28, 2013

November 16 & 17, 2013

10am–5pm, both days. 

Cost: $425. Includes all materials.

Maximum four students per workshop.

Booking information here