Make Letterpress Posters on our Historic Albion Printing Press

Discover the age-old craft of composing type and using vintage wood fonts to print a poster, short phrase, or lines of your favourite poem.

Venue: Ocean Studios

Next Date: Thu 7th Mar | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Multiple dates
March 2024 Thu 7th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 7th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Thu 14th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 14th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm April 2024 Thu 4th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 4th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Thu 11th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 11th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm May 2024 Thu 2nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 2nd 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Thu 9th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 9th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm June 2024 Thu 6th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 6th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Thu 13th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thu 13th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Description

Discover the age-old craft of composing type and using vintage wood fonts to print a poster, short phrase, or lines of your favourite poem.

Join Alan Qualtrough for a morning or afternoon printing session using our recently restored 19th-century Albion press at Ocean Studios. Discover the age-old craft of composing type and using beautiful vintage wood fonts to print a poster, short phrase, or lines of your favourite poem.

Sessions are held on the first and second Thursdays of each month between 10:00-noon and afternoon 13:30-15:00 and are suitable for absolute beginners or those with some experience in print-making techniques.

The price of £35 includes all materials such as inks, paper, tools, and equipment.

Alan is an experienced wordsmith, former newspaper editor, graphic designer, and letterpress printer. He runs a well-equipped printing studio in Ocean Studios and is happy to help with your projects.