Sunday, 1 April 2012

letterpress printing with the print project

On Saturday I took part in a Letterpress workshop run by the wonderful Sarah and Nick of The Print Project located at the 1 in 12 in Bradford.

I decided to print some letterpressed postcards to turn into bunting for forthcoming zine events, and chose the Univers Bold Condensed (48pt) type.

Sarah and Nick were really great, showing us different types of letterpress printers, before letting us loose on their trays of movable type and their Adana machines.

I learned a great deal and was really excited by the processes and the results that could be achieved. The trays of type were really beautiful to dig though, and set out as forme & lock into the chase for printing.

Here's a few pics (including a couple taken by folk at the 1 in 12 on the day)

Sarah's rundown of the day can be read here

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