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Letterpress Printing Workshop

workshop

Letterpress Printing Workshop

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Letterpress Printing Workshop

workshop

Letterpress Printing Workshop

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

A half-day workshop where you will learn the ropes of this wonderful, traditional craft. Over the course of the session you will: Be shown how to typeset using a traditional composing stick Discover how to lock up your type in a chase ready for printing Learn how to mix your inks Understand the process of make-ready before we get stuck in with printing Print your own greeting cards, post cards, gift tags, or coasters using lead and wood type in our studio. As these are small, private sessions you'll get lots of one-on-one tuition. And at the end of the session you will have your own beautiful hand-letterpressed products to take away.

Your host

Learn more about Grania

Grania

I'm Grania and I'm the founder and designer of Ink & Paper London. I run a letterpress studio in West London, keeping this beautiful 550+ year old artisan skill alive for a new generation. I trained in Book Arts at the London College of Printing, and specialised in letterpress and graphic design. I am passionate about sharing the art of typesetting and learning to work a printing press with anyone who wishes to learn this wonderful skill.

What's included

Food
We'll provide drinks and snacks, though do bear in mind that lunch isn't provided.
Equipment
Letterpress printers, type, paper, ink, aprons, handwipes

Where you'll be

We'll conduct the workshop in my West London studio where you will get to print your own stationery using our beautiful Adana letterpress machines

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Not suitable for young children (under 12 years old) or those who cannot stand for long periods of time. Letterpress printing is a physical activity which requires both strength and patience.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Grania
Letterpress Printing Workshop
New experience
£85/person
New experience
£85/person