Try your hand at printing oversize type at Hamilton!
Take this opportunity to print with blocks that are not often available in workshops. Each participant will print on large format presses and showcards using type over two feet high from Hamilton’s archives. Hamilton has the world’s largest collection of wood type and many of them are big wood type.
Date & Time:
Saturday, April 22, 9am – 4pm Central
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.
Jim Moran is the Master Printer & Collections Officer at Hamilton. He runs letterpress workshops, archives the collection and maintains the museum on a daily basis. Previously he had volunteered at Hamilton and donated presses and equipment from his Green Bay, Wisconsin, printing firm, Moran’s Quality Print Shop, where he worked as apprentice, pressman, partner and owner with his father and grandfather for over 35 years.
The workshop runs from 9 am to 4 pm. The day starts off with instruction on printing and using a sign press. The majority of the workshop consists of printing with wood type from a large collection available in the pressroom at the museum.
Everyone breaks for lunch at the same time. Options include purchasing a lunch for $15, bringing your own lunch (a refrigerator is available), or choosing a local restaurant. Clean-up begins at 3 pm and the day finishes up at 4 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used, participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older.
The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $60 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are acceptable.
If you have any questions please e-mail us at email@example.com or call 920-794-6272.