Letterpress workshop

C&P Pilot

Learn how to set and print metal type and plates on both a Vandercook cylinder proof press and a hand-fed Chandler & Price 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.

Maximum four students per workshop.