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Howard Iron Works Printing Museum & Restoration

800 Westgate Road

Oakville, ON L6L 5N2

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Letterpress Workshop

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Instructor : Joe Borges, Pomegranate Letterpress

Duration : 1-hour

Class Size : max. 6 participants

Time : 3:00 PM

Fee : $20.00 per person + $2.60 HST

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of letterpress printing, a technology rooted in the 15th century. Using a mini proof press, participants will:

  • Learn the basics including terminology, typesetting, make-ready, ink mixing
  • Hand-set a short personal message using lead type
  • Take home your custom printed masterpiece, ready for framing

Meet the instructor:

Hi I’m Joe, I’ve been designing for 25 years. In my career as a graphic designer I use a MAC, with all its fancy electronic programs, but I have always been fascinated with the old school process of hand typesetting and the black art of letterpress.

Letterpress gives me the opportunity to marry two of my passions: Designing and working with my hands. Setting the letters by hand, tweaking the press, mixing inks, pulling the lever and humbly smiling at the finished product is extremely rewarding.

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Howard Iron Works Printing Museum & Restoration

800 Westgate Road

Oakville, ON L6L 5N2

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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