Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
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Contemporary Letterpress – Getting Type High!

this course has now finished !

we have included feedback from the course delegates below:

"Excellent! A well organised course, good balance of learining and experimenting - her passion for the subject is wonderfully infectious"


"Very inspiring course! So much so I'm still continuing to find inspiration through Letterpress. I've even bought an Adana 8x5 press and some wooden type!"


"Wonderful - Really informative, helpful and a fantastic introduction to a process I've never experienced before. Really knowledgeable, consistent, organised, thorough and friendly"




This evening course offers you the opportunity to create beautifully letterpress printed posters, broadsides, bookmarks, pamphlets, books, cards etc. – a plethora of printed matter. Essential for any beginner printer or printmaker, this class will cover the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, image-making techniques, and edition printing plus an introduction to hand typesetting and presswork using both metal and wooden type from our selection of fonts and ornaments. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses and typesetting.

Angie is a multi-disciplinary artist, and current letterpress & artists’ books intern working with Sarah Bodman & Tom Sowden in Book Arts Research at The Centre For Fine Print Research, UWE. She holds Masters Degrees in both Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking (specialising in Artists’ Books) and Visual Culture: Fine Art.  She has been awarded two prizes for her recent artists’ books: the Sheffield Book Arts Prize (Student Prize) 2009, and the Agassi Book Arts Prize, UWE, 2011; Angie’s work is now held in both UK, and international private and public collections.

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 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 and materials to print on e-mail: angie.butler@uwe.ac.uk
Bookings e-mail Jesse Heckstall-Smith: jesse.heckstall-smith@uwe.ac.uk