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Letterpress Printing
with Ken Burnley and Jon Ward-Allen


2018

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


2018

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

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 7th - Sunday 10th June (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.







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


If you would like further information about our secure payment system, please see our
booking and payments pages. Deposits can be paid online to reserve your place.