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

Artists’ Letterpress and Laser Cut Type

led by: Angie Butler and Tom Sowden
dates: Monday 24th – Friday 28th June 2013


this course has now finished!

Learn how to set type and print letterpress using metal and wood type. Letterpress offers beautiful qualities for printing text for books, bookmarks, postcards, posters or pamphlets. A range of inks and papers will be supplied. We will print on Vandercook presses which allow editioning of multiples.

For the first three days of the summer school participants will be shown the correct way to set metal type; how to cut simple wooden typefaces or blocks from hand drawn originals using the laser cutter; how to set up the Vandercook proofing presses; how wooden type is set and printed, with the opportunity to experiment with printing larger wooden type.

The last two days of the summer school will offer an opportunity for participants to develop any ideas they have been working on during the summer school, and provide extended time with full support, to consolidate these and produce a series of prints or even a small pamphlet.

Maximum 8 participants