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Letterpress Taster


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 15th April
10.00am - 1.00pm.
Tutor  Sat Kalsi


Following a series of demonstrations and try your hand at how to set, proof and lock type into a chase ready to print on our Adana presses. Working up to A6 you will create small edition cards and postcards.

About the Tutor

Sat Kalsi is a typesetter and printmaker based in Brighton and Leicester. Working largely with letterpress she uses lead type to produce type-based prints. She completed a BA in Graphic Design at the University of the Arts London (2008). She currently works as part of the studio team for Leicester Print Workshop and also as a Technical Demonstrator in the letterpress workshop for the University of Brighton School of Art, Design and Media. 


Course structure

  • An introduction into the letterpress area and location of both lead and wood type
  • Health and safety
  • Demonstration: How to set lead type using composing stick
  • Demonstration: How to take lines of type off the composing stick ready to take a proof print on the galley press. Packing explained.
  • Demonstration: How to hand burnish
  • Students will print using both the galley press and hand burnishing techniques.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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