At our studio you will experience the precision and joy of creating hand-set, hand-printed items with heritage letterpress techniques. Even if you've never set foot in a print studio, you will have no problems creating your printed items.
You can come with ideas, or without. Either way, we'll teach you the basics of letterpress printing and introduce you to our favourite studio processes for dealing with overwhelm and decision paralysis.
- Half day: You will be able to choose to print a notebook (perfect for gratitude journals, note-taking, green sketching, or gift giving); or cards (single design).
- Full day: You will have enough time to complete a multicolour design, a larger poster, or many small items of the same design.
It really is okay if you've never printed anything before. Most of our students are first-timers at the press. We'll walk you through everything you need to know (and leave out the stuff you don't need to know).
After you've purchased your private workshop, we'll be in touch to discuss dates. If we can't find a mutually agreeable date within a reasonable amount of time, we will issue a full refund. The usual cancellation policy applies. You are welcome to invite a friend to your private workshop at no additional fee. (There is no discount if it's just you; we just know it can be scary to do things alone and that you might want to share this experience with another person.)
This also makes a GREAT gift. Simply let us know in the "notes" section when you're making the purchase and we'll send you a beautifully printed gift certificate that you can give to the lucky recipient. Note: if it's close to the deadline, please purchase a Gift Certificate instead and the recipient will receive an email-based gift card.
Workshop participants will have access to 15% off all Princetown Press products during their time at the studio.
The workshop is open to everyone. The workshop is held at Duchy Square in Princetown. The venue is wheelchair accessible, but the presses are designed to be used while standing and there is limited seating. Please get in touch if this will be challenging for you, and we can talk through what accommodations might improve your experience in the studio. Printers under the age of 18 will probably benefit from having an older helper with them. Please be aware that our metal type contains lead, and that our machines are, well, very heavy duty. If you're unsure, please use the contact form to get in touch and we'll see what accommodations would be appropriate.