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Letterpress Taster

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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 16th December
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.