Learn letterpress printing

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Description

Spend a day in my purpose built print studio in Brampton, Suffolk, learning the basics of letterpress composition and printing.

Before lunch we will run through the stages of composing type and preparing a simple example ready for printing on my Adana printing press.

After lunch you are free to compose and print your own design for a greetings card or poster using the range of fonts and image blocks in my collection.

No previous knowledge required. There can be a maximum of 2 people on the day.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials will be supplied to produce up to 6 copies of your final print.
If you require more copies a small charge will be made for the extra materials used.

A simple lunch of homemade soup and bread will be provided plus refreshments during the day. If you have any special dietary requirements please let me know in advance.

Maker

Edwin Mitchell-Finch at Mitchell-Finch Printing

Venue

7 The Street
Brampton, Beccles
Suffolk
NR34 8DZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

1 day (flexible times to suit)

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Reviews

In-person course
Anthony - - #35408

I had a fantastic day with Edwin exploring the world of letterpress machines, and coming up, planning, and printing my own posters and beer mats. Edwin is a fantastic teacher, full of knowledge about letterpressing (of course), but a whole host of other crafts as well. The work is calming and meditative (and pretty painstaking - it's well worth it especially if you enjoy iterating and improving things!). You might even come away with music and book recommendations too!

Response from Mitchell-Finch Printing:

Thanks for your kind review.
It was lovely to meet you and we had a great day, you proved to be a fast learner and very patient type setter.
Our discussions during the day ranged far and wide.
I’m going to take a look at that list of 1001 albums...

In-person course
Rich Westwood - - #34712

FANTASTIC COURSE - A great day in rural Suffolk.

We thoroughly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in printing, or just in hands-on crafts - a great antidote to working on screen all day.

We'd prepared a couple of ideas in advance, which helped get started, and Edwin worked extremely hard with us to turn them into some striking A3 prints (cards are also an option). His attention and commitment to turning our rough thoughts into a quality end product were truly impressive.

Edwin, Jane and Burt the dog were wonderful hosts, offering a delicious homemade soup for lunch as well as chocolate brownies.

Response from Mitchell-Finch Printing:

Thanks Rich - It was a pleasure to work with you both, and for you to come so prepared was a bonus!

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