Workshops: Spring and Summer


Workshops at the Letterpress Collective
We have a range of workshops and evening classes for complete beginners and people with some experience of printing. The Letterpress Collective houses a large collection of type and beautiful printing presses and we will teach you a little of this 500 year old craft, it is a time away from computer screens and engaging with a 500 year old craft that will unite you with word, image, paper, ink and making things by hand.

One day letterpress workshops, £85, includes lunch 
Fridays on 28 April, 12 & 26 May and 16 June 2017
Saturdays on 20 May, 10 & 24 June 2017

Learning the process of hand-setting type and letterpress printing. You will be shown the basics of composing type by hand, followed by how to use some of the brilliant old presses in our printshop. Then you can then spend the rest of the day making and printing your own work. At the end of the day you will have produced some prints of your own. Cost includes lunch. Book by emailing Nick at hello(at)

Five week Thursday night evening class, £210 
Starts Thursday 8 June until Thursday 6 July
The five week evening class is very popular and is for people with none or a little experience. Each week you will learn something new about the process of handsetting wood or lead type as well as printing on the range of letterpress machines in our printshop. You will be able to develop your own project and end up with a range of finished printed work. If you would like to book or have any questions, email Nick at hello(at)

Gift vouchers
We also have workshop vouchers that can be used for both the one day letterpress workshops and the five week evening classes. You can buy them in the shop here. If you have a voucher you can contact me to book a place, please choose from the dates available and email Nick at hello(at)