We offer small (4-6 people), personalised Introduction to Wood Type Letterpress and Introduction to Lead Type Letterpress workshops a couple of times a year.
Working alongside each other, with close supervision and access to presses, participants select type, set type, lock up a chase, ink up a press, proof their work and print. Participants also learn about the history of letterpress printing.
In addition, we also schedule a series of allied workshops including book making, embossing and artists’ books.
Would you like to join us at a workshop?
All planned workshops for 2020 are currently on hold due to Coronavirus and the need for physical distancing and self-isolation. Please check back regularly as times change and we are able to emerge from hibernation and gather again. Looking forward to it!
To share our love of the traditional forms of letterpress, Deckled Edge Press offers demonstrations. At these events, we bring along one or two of our presses; take you through the history of letterpress printing, demonstrate how lead type is locked together in the chase and offer everybody a chance to print. Demonstrations usually go for 2-3 hours, but can be tailor made for your group.
We also offer demonstrations at our studio in Maleny. If you’d like to find out more – please get in touch HERE.
We understand how you might love letterpress printing and become proficient at it; yet not be able to afford the time, space or money to set up your own press and studio space.
For experienced letterpress printers we offer access to the studio, the type, and the presses.
Access is via negotiation and dependent on ability and availability.
On Show – OPEN STUDIO EVENT!!!
We are pleased to announce our first ever OPEN STUDIO event. From 10am – 4pm on Saturday 13 June 2020, join us at the studio (10/74 Maple St Maleny) for demonstrations and sales.
We are also thrilled that our joint letterpress book “We are Sorry” is a finalist in the prestigious 2020 Libris Awards. Given the Virus, we don’t know when judging can happen; nor when the works will be on show, but you can see the full colour catalogue here.
The Studio is open to the public Thursday-Saturday, 10am – 4pm. We work there at other times, so if you see our banner out the front, feel free to drop in.
You can also contact us via email or phone if you are nearby and would like to stop in and see the studio and our work.