Letterpress Printing Workshop

Phoenix, United States

Experience hosted by Nancy

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

> Brief tour of our 5 presses, with demos and printed samples. We will show you how to operate these presses and show you samples of previous projects. Discover the analog world that still exists.
> We will tour the shop and show you all of the prints from artists and printers around the world. Great opportunity to take pictures in front of our amazing poster walls.
>Orientation regarding the type, images, paper and ink that is available to use. Check out our many type cabinets and the metal and wood type that you will get to use to make your posters or other stationery projects.
> Participants then set their own type (with ongoing instruction) and set the forms up to be printed. Get a little inky! We supply the aprons.
> PRINTING! everyone can print their posters, coasters, or stationery. People often have several projects. You can print as many items as there is time for.
> Clean up - put things back where you got them, please.
Other things to note
No experience required! Most of our guests have never done this before. It is good to wear older clothes, but, we have aprons. Closed-toed shoes are a good idea. You may get a little inky - but we know how to get it off. A.C. all summer long in Phoenix. Restroom and beverages are available.
> Brief tour of our 5 presses, with demos and printed samples. We will show you how to operate these presses and show you samples of previous projects. Discover the analog world that still exists.
> We will tour the shop and show you all of the prints from artists and printers around the world. Great opportunity to take pictures in front of our amazing poster walls.
>Orientation regarding the type, images, paper and ink that is availabl…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water available in the shop. Coffee, tea, wine and spirits available next d...
  • Equipment
    6 Vintage Printing Presses and 7 cabinets of metal and wood type. Extensive...

Meet your host, Nancy

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 3 Reviews
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Letterpress Workshops! Nancy Hill has been a letterpress printer for more than 12 years. She runs a commercial letterpress print shop specializing in wedding invitations; business cards; and special event announcements. Michael C. Leeder, ASU print graduate, who has over the past two years, perfected hand set type posters and coasters. We can show our guests all the ins and outs of letterpress printing. Learn to work the presses and set type and images to enhance your project. We are the only public print shop in Phoenix! Nancy and Hazel & Violet Letterpress has been in the Central/Downtown Phoenix market for the past 10 years. We have a shop space/gallery where we host our workshops on Historic Grand Avenue - one of the quirkiest, fun streets in town.
Letterpress Workshops! Nancy Hill has been a letterpress printer for more than 12 years. She runs a commercial letterpress print shop specializing in wedding invitations; business cards; and special event announcements. Michael C. Leeder, ASU print graduate, who has over the past two years, perfected hand set type posters and coasters. We can show our guests all the ins and outs of letterpress printing. Learn to work the presses and set type and images to enhance your project. We are the only…
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From £48
/ person
Thu, 29 Jul
£48 per person
10:00 - 12:00
Join 3 other guests
£48 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£48 per person
10:00 - 12:00
£48 per person
Thu, 5 Aug
£48 per person
10:00 - 12:00
£48 per person

Where you'll be

Our print shop is on a unique street in downtown/Central Phoenix... endless opportunities for pictures, cafes, coffee shops, etc. Parking is widely available and free. Our shop is in the historic 'Bragg's Pie Factory' with great architectural details and a 20' bow truss roof. We have 5 old presses, lots of type, and walls covered with current and vintage printing art. We also share a space with a great art gallery - that changes shows monthly

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Rebecca
June 2021
My son and I had a great time learning and using the print press. We were able to make some fun coasters and prints. Our host was great!
Robyn
May 2021
Learning and practicing the art of letterpress was a great way to spend an early afternoon. Nancy is very helpful and knowledgeable. You can see a 100 year old press in operation, too! I'd recommend this place if you want a local artistic experience!
Learning and practicing the art of letterpress was a great way to spend an early afternoon. Nancy is very helpful and knowledgeable. You can see a 100 year old press in operation,…
Steven
May 2021
This was a really fun and unique experience!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Thu, 29 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £48 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £48 per person
  • Thu, 5 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £48 per person
  • Tue, 10 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £48 per person
  • Thu, 12 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £48 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

Closed toed shoes a good idea - but, not mandatory. Definitely required - a good imagination and willingness to try something entirely new.

Please wear a mask