Letterpress

Letterpress courses in Hobart, Tasmania, are available at the Clarence Campus of the Tasmanian Polytechnic.

Get a taste of the elegant printing of the fifteenth century. Letterpress printing from raised metal type was the primary means of mass communication for over 500 years. Letterpress continues to live on for specialised commercial and artistic applications. It offers a unique tactile feel and quality that cannot be reproduced with modern day printing techniques.

Experience the fun and fundamentals of Letterpress.

You will learn the art of hand setting with moveable metal type, wooden type and ornaments as well as leading.

Compose handset and machine generated text combined with found or Nylo print images, imposition and lockup.

Produce your own Wedding Stationary, Business Cards, Artist Made Books, Flyers, Posters or Art Work using our ADANA Desktop Platen Press, the FAG Cylinder Press or our Heidelberg Platen Press (automatic).

A great introduction to printing beautiful impressions.

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