Learn to print letterpress! This course will show you all the basics of setting and printing wood and lead type, to create posters, books and stationery.
During the course you will have the option to work with a selection of wood and lead type in a range of typefaces and sizes. We have an 8 x 5” Adana press for printing small work, and a large Imperial platen press for printing larger wood type.
*Please note that if you wish to use the workshop for making your own work after the course, you can use WYPW’s selection of lead type, up to 30pt size. Nick brings in his own wood type for use during the course, which is not available to use after the workshop. We are always looking to add to our collection of type, and build on our letterpress facilities, but do not as yet have any larger wood type available for members to use.
Nick Loaring runs The Print Project, a letterpress printing collective based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, keeping the skills and art of letterpress alive! He is committed to producing work which is incredible to read, feel and touch and to working on projects which are inspiring, responsible and thought provoking.
Here’s what one student said about a previous course:
“I thought the course was absolutely fantastic, I enjoyed every moment! I learnt so much and thought Nick was a fabulous teacher.”
All course prices include basic materials.
If you need to cancel your place on a course and you give at least 10 working days notice, you will be offered a credit note, valid for one year, which can be used in payment towards another course. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds if the period of notice given is less than 10 working days. West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel courses. If this happens, full refunds will be given.