August 8, 2017

Introduction to Letterpress Workshop at Limerick Printmakers

Letterpress printing is a form of relief printmaking using a specific press, and describes a process by which multiple copies of a text are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper.
Letterpress is a process traditionally used as a means of printing pages of specifically arranged type e.g. printing pages of books.

For LP’s Intro to Letterpress course, we will concentrate on developing participant’s skill & knowledge of typesetting.
This course is aimed at a variety of people – from those with no experience of printmaking through to those who have tried the process before but would like to hone their skills. Letterpress really lends itself to clean, strong, graphic messages and as a form of printmaking will appeal to graphic designers, printmakers, sign writers etc. and anyone with a creative bent or a love of typography!
It’s an ideal medium for creating striking hand printed flyers, posters and signage.

The focus of this one-day course is to impart every step of the process to participants with ample time for making notes and questions. Images are kept at A5 size or smaller in order to support this aim and every student will leave with multiple copies of their own print.

Brian Fitzgerald is a highly experienced printmaker, artist and qualified teacher.

Dates: Sun 27th August
Times: 10am – 6pm
Fee: €90 – 15% discount available
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: Please call 061 311806/email

Introduction to Letterpress Workshop at Limerick Printmakers