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Print Your Own Notebook

  • £180.00

Do you have a hard time finding the perfect notebook? Maybe you've got a shelf full of the perfect notebooks that never seem to get used? Maybe you just love notebooks and the idea of making one with a letterpress cover is so completely over the top that you must give it a try.

In this full day workshop, you will design, print, and stitch up multiple softcover notebooks. You will leave with at least two completed notebooks, the supplies to make a few more, and the tools you'll need to make a lifetime supply of notebooks.

The day is split into three parts:

  • An overview of different book structures.
  • Design and printing your notebook covers.
  • Creating your own notebooks.

You will use our amazing vintage tools during the workshop to create a saddle stitched notebook, and spiral bound notebook. Then, you'll also learn how to hand-sew a single-section notebook, and combine single sections into multisection notebooks.

For your notebook covers, you will be able to print from our selection of metal and wood type, metal ornaments, and a few image blocks. In short: if you've seen something that we've printed in the past, you'll have access to it for this workshop as well. If you don't know what anything of those things are, that's okay. 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).

You will take home:

  • A minimum of two completed notebooks (the intention is to finish four notebooks during the workshop).
  • A minimum of six printed notebook covers (the intention is to complete four notebooks during the workshop).
  • Supplies to complete a total of six notebooks (the intention is to finish four of these during the workshop).
  • A simple bookbinding kit so you can make unlimited notebooks at home (the intention is to take home the supplies to make two more notebooks with printed covers at home, and the tools to make unlimited notebooks after that).

Our studio is small, but mighty, so class size is limited to two people. For this class, you will share a printing press, and be working with multiple colours.

The workshop is open to anyone, but printers under the age of 18 will probably benefit from a custom workshop with their family members, so please get in touch before registering someone who is under 18 years old.

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.

Workshop participants will have access to 15% off all Princetown Press products during their time at the studio.

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.

We will do everything we can to accommodate vulnerable workshop participants. This includes masking, keeping the window open, and having hand sanitiser available. You may be asked to wear a mask whilst in the workshop. We hope this is not an imposition, but if it is not possible for you to wear a mask, please book a private workshop instead.

Yes! Private workshops are available, and are a great option for friends, couples, and families.

The studio is tiny. We cannot accommodate more than four people working on a maximum of two projects. If your group is more than two people, please think carefully about how your group works together in tight spaces before registering.

Yes, kids are welcome! Generally speaking, the older the kids, the more likely they'll have the attention span for a multi-hour workshop. You know your little ones best, though.

To book a private workshop: register here, and we'll be in touch to find a mutually suitable date (generally the lead time is 2-3 months). If we can't agree on a date, you will receive a full refund. Once the date is agreed in writing (email), the standard cancellation policy will apply.

If you're not sure, please reach out *before* you book a private workshop.

Princetown Press reserves the right to cancel a workshop.

We require at least 3 days notice of cancellation to receive a full refund. Any cancellation less than 3 days prior to the workshop, will receive a workshop credit good for 60 days for any available workshop of equal value.

If you are more than 45 minutes late, you will be considered a “no show” and it will be too late to receive a refund, workshop credit or begin typesetting & printing at this point.

Full day: 10AM - 4PM
Half day: 10AM - 1PM

All workshops are held at our studio:
Studio 7
Duchy Square Centre
Tavistock Road
Princetown
Devon
PL20 6QE