Learn to print letterpress! This course will show you all the basics of setting and printing wood and lead type, to create posters, books and stationery.
During the course you will have the option to work with a selection of wood and lead type in a range of typefaces and sizes. We have an 8 x 5” Adana press for printing small work, and a large Imperial platen press for printing larger wood type.
*Please note that if you wish to use the workshop for making your own work after the course, you can use WYPW’s selection of lead type, up to 30pt size! Nick brings in his own wood type for use during the course, which is not available to use after the workshop. We are always looking to add to our collection of type, and build on our letterpress facilities, but do not as yet have any larger wood type available for members to use.
Your tutor: Nick Loaring
Nick Loaring runs The Print Project, a letterpress printing collective based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, keeping the skills and art of letterpress alive! He is committed to producing work which is incredible to read, feel and touch and to working on projects which are inspiring, responsible and thought provoking.
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher.
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.