"LEARN TO PRINT" LETTERPRESS WORKSHOPS

Full day workshops now being offered at the Printing Works are proving popular. Setting their own type, proofing it, setting it in the printing chase, preparing the press, and printing gave these "apprentices" great enjoyment and a new creative skill -and they came from Nelson, Wellington and Hawkes' Bay  !

Our one day introductory workshops cover most aspects of the letterpress process from - selecting and hand-setting type, preparing the type for the press, selecting your paper or card, and printing  your creation.  

A hands-on experience with individual tuition  from Tony King, using a press appropriate to your project.

The workshop fee of $60 includes entry to Cobblestones  Museum. Workshops are scheduled to suit you, and occupy about eight hours.

 

cobblestonespw@gmail.com   Phone: 06 3049402

Washi Papermaking in Ogawamachi, Japan. Click this link -

https://vimeo.com/126606401

The Linotype type casting Machine and Newspapers

Newspapers were produced from type cast in lines by the Linotype machine for more than a century. The Linotype machine was designed by a German engineer Ottmar Mergenthaler. Hot metal casting was phased out in the 1970's worldwide with the arrival of polymer plate and digital "casting"

This video from 1978 shows the process and the expertise that was required.

Vimeo.com/127605643

The title ETAOIN SHRDLU is made up of the twelve most used characters in English setting which are clustered on the left hand side of the caster keyboard. 

The Hamilton Wood Type Museum - Two Rivers, Wisconsin USA.

A delightful short video on the extensive collection, cutting type, and printing.

 

https://vimeo.com/213945168

 

 

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