Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  CPD wideformat course

Letterpress 2 - Making an Impression


led by: angie butler
dates: 10 February 2014 - 31 march 2014
times: 5.30-8 pm - Mondays
price: £220 full price / £176 concessionary rate
EXTRA discount for those who pre book onto both Letterpress 1 and 2  :
£198 full price / £157 concessions (or £396 full price / £314 concessionary rate for both courses)
includes: teas and coffees

This evening course offers those who have attended letterpress 1 (or have some letterpress printing experience) the opportunity to develop their skills and create double-sided cards, a calendar, and a two-colour poster.

We will be taking a step-by-step approach to our projects each week: enabling us to produce practical work, whilst covering registration techniques using the Vandercook press, an introduction to photopolymer plates, mixing inks, studio tools and procedures, edition printing and presswork using both metal and wooden type, from our wide selection of fonts and ornaments. Essential for any aspiring printer or printmaker.

The Relief/Letterpress studio at UWE holds an impressive collection of both wood type (60+ cases) and metal type(100+cases). We have two Vandercook proof presses; an SP15 and an SP-20 for letterpress printing as well as two Albion presses and one Columbian press which are used for printing lino and wood cuts.

We will be using both the letterpress archive and artists’ book collection in specific handling sessions, to show examples and possibilities of printing techniques and book structures, to aid inspiration and develop your understanding, with a hands-on approach to learning.

Perfect for those who wish to develop their skills, gain additional experience with particular presses, wood and metal typesetting, or for those seeking a contemporary approach to letterpress.

Over the past few years, Angie has been involved with various artists’ books exhibitions, symposia and conferences organised by Sarah and Tom: plus collaborative projects and events as part of CocoLLab, with Caseroom Press, The School of the Arts Institute, Chicago and The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, USA.
Find out more about Angie and her work at:

Any questions on the course content e-mail: angie.butler@uwe.ac.uk
Bookings e-mail Jesse Heckstall-Smith: jesse.heckstall-smith@uwe.ac.uk