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INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP WITH ASPEN PRESS

 
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Join letterpress expert Pat Walker of Aspen Press for an Introduction to Letterpress Printing Workshop, hosted by The Merchant’s Table.

Aspen Press
Suffolk based Aspen Press produce letterpress cards and stationery. Using traditional methods they produce beautiful products. They hand set movable lead type on a Golding Pearl press built in 1910 with high quality paper and card milled in England from English mills who have strong sustainability policies. 

Participants will learn the basics of typesetting and printing, with the opportunity to take home their own printed A6 single colour greetings card, an A5 single colour poster and a single colour A5/6 notebook. 

DAY OVERVIEW
9am - 5pm

  • Introduction to the day

  • Objectives for the day

  • Background to the history of Letterpress with movable type and Aspen Press.

  • Discussion on typefaces and the role they play in our everyday lives.

  • Discuss each project and hand set in lead or wooden type.

Lunch

  • Printing of each project.

  • Hand stitching of notebooks.

  • Review of day.

All equipment and lunch will be provided on the day, all that is needed is an apron and some ideas of what you would like to print!

Tickets are priced at £140 per person and will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

There are 6 spaces available on our Introduction to Letterpress Workshop. To book tickets please email susanna@themerchantstable.co.uk or call 07709 352437.

 

Picture credit: David Watson

 
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