Workshop: Introduction to Letterpress - June 29

Saturday June 29 9am–4pm Central

Learn the basics of letterpress printing with wood type in this on-site, one-day workshop.

You will become familiarized with type composition, inking methods, and printing with this workshop. If you're curious about letterpress printing this is a great way to get started.

 

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.

 

Date & Time:
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9am – 4pm Central

Location:
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Workshop Cost:
$125 Total

Experience Level:
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+. 

Instructor: 
Jim Moran

Jim Moran retired as the Master Printer and Collections Officer at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in 2023. Jim ran letterpress workshops, archived the collection and maintained 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.

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 info@woodtype.org or call 920-794-6272.

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