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Letterpress Printing
with Ken Burnley and Jon Ward-Allen

2017

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October (2 days) - Greetings Cards

2018

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th March (3 days) - Letterpress Printing for Beginners
Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th June (3 days) - Making a Booklet
Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd September (3 days) - Cards and Calendars

(arrival 5-6pm, departure 4-5pm)


You may like to watch the short film about the Grange here.

2017

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October (2 days) - Greetings Cards

This is a two-day course for anyone interested in producing letterpress greetings cards. The course provides all the basic information you will need to print beautiful one and two colour cards. We show you the best machines, papers and inks to use, as well as how to get the best from your press, whether a small Adana or something bigger.

Due to time constraints on press we cannot run hundreds of copies of different cards, so the course will focus on the printing of
some of our set designs from blocks and type which anyone can use. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience of letterpress printing.


2018

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th March (3 days) - Letterpress Printing for Beginners

This is a three-day introductory course for anyone interested in the traditional methods of letterpress printing. The course will provide an introduction to the history of printing and will cover basic typography, design and letterpress techniques, different papers and inks. You will be taught to lay out type and blocks and print using our restored and refurbished presses.


Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th May (3 days) - Making a Booklet

During this course you will print a multi-page booklet with a letterpress card cover. Using text already set, you will learn about basic type design, imposition, printing and finishing a booklet. The course is suitable for those who already have a basic understanding of letterpress and would like to further their skills.


Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd September (3 days) - Cards & Calendars

A three-day course covering the skills needed to produce cards and calendars using the blocks and type supplied. The course is suitable for those who already have a basic understanding of letterpress and would like to further their skills.







The tuition is held in our press and composition rooms, which house our working presses - an 1864 Albion, a Vandercook proofing press, a Stephenson Blake proofing press, four treadle platens of different sizes (Arab, Clyde, Cropper and Eagle) and five Adanas (also of different sizes). We have a composition room with a range of type including a good selection of wooden type. Also on site is a fully equipped bindery.





3-day courses in 2017
Residential (single with en-suite bathroom) - £495
Sharing (or in single room without bathroom) - £435
Non residential £380
(to include Thursday evening meal and lunches each day)

2-day courses in 2017
Residential (single with en-suite bathroom) - £355
Sharing (or in single room without bathroom) - £315
Non residential £285
(to include evening meal on first day, if wanted, and lunches each day)




For 3-day courses in 2018:
Residential (single with en-suite bathroom) - £499
Sharing (or in single room without bathroom) - £440
Non residential £390
(to include Thursday evening meal and lunches each day)


Prices include tuition, all meals and accommodation. An additional materials charge may be made depending on the materials used.

Letterpress


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booking and payments pages. Deposits can be paid online to reserve your place.