Led by John Easson of Quarto press, this is an opportunity to learn the basics of letterpress printing using authentic period presses with type, wood-letter and illustration blocks.
We'll cover hand-setting type and locking into a frame (chase) for printing; printing using a small table-top press. Identifying problems in printing, and suitable remedies. Equipment, including types of presses and their suitability, materials, and sources. Illustrations and ways of producing them for letterpress. We may also cover other aspects depending on the interests of attendees. We'll also look at sources of further information.