45 Coronet Street, Hoxton
London N1 6HD, UK
Telephone +44 (0)20 7729 3161
E-mail newnorthpress@gmail.com

About us
The letterpress process

A23D: a 3D-printed letterpress font
Elephant in the Room: Olympic posters
Reverting to Type exhibition

Print shop


W e believe that the passing on of knowledge is key to letterpress' survival.
Our workshops offer a hands-on introduction to the craft of letterpress. Participants experience the entire process from composition (hand-setting, spacing and locking up type) to printing (inking and pulling the press). Access to our substantial library of wood and metal types is open and everyone leaves with a printed example of their work.

Classes run over either one or two days and cater for groups of up to eight. A basic knowledge of graphic design or interest in typography helps, but is not essential.

A first-hand account of an introductory workshop can be read in this Crafts Council blog post. Our Olympic posters are an example of a project previously set during our workshops.

Please visit our Eventbrite page for bookings and all upcoming dates.

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