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Letterpress Christmas Card Printing

with Type Tom

Sat 25 November 2023
10:30 am
- 4:00 pm


About the Workshop

This day long workshop will cover all the basic information about how to set up printing presses, how to handle type, different inking techniques and effects and the fundamentals of design and composition with wood type, and of course, how to pull a print. During the workshop everybody will create Christmas Cards, that they can take home at the end of the day.

Participants will have special access to Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’s collection of antique wood type and pull unique designs on a vintage Farley proofing press. And, if time allows the museum’s very own Stanhope press which is around 200 years old.

Lunch included. Suitable for adults and children aged 8+

About the Workshop Leader

Tom  Boulton studied typographic design at the London College of Printing then became a self-taught letterpress printer.

With over fifteen years of experience as a designer and printer, Tom has been commissioned by the likes of Tate Modern, Fortnum and Mason, Southbank Centre and The Design Museum. He has been featured in publications such as Creative Review, The Telegraph and Country Living, and has won a D&AD award.

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