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Letterpress Taster Morning


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 10th September 2023
10.00am - 1.00pm
Experience Beginner
Tutor  Theo Miller

Spend the morning working with letterpress, using wood or metal type and printing with our Proofing Presses. You will be learning the basics of letterpress - how to print, set your own type and get started in this fascinating and engaging print technique. You will learn letterpress from the ground up, whether you are a complete beginner or in need of a refresher.

Course Structure

  • An introduction into the letterpress area and location of both lead and wood type
  • Health and safety in Letterpress
  • Demonstrate how to set lead type using composing stick
  • Demonstrate how to take lines of type off the composing stick ready to take a proof print on the galley press. Packing explained
  • Demonstrate how to hand burnish wooden type
  • Students to print using both the galley press and hand burnishing
  • Clean up and evaluations

About the Tutor

Theo Miller is a visual artist and printmaker, born in Leicester. He gained a first class degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University in 2014. Miller is currently living and working in Leicester as an Artist and also as a Technician for De Montfort University.

Printmaking, for Miller is an axis, a locus. He describes the beauty of printmaking to be that the final image is always affected by, and integral to the process itself. Miller is currently focusing on letterpress, after being granted the Print Futures Award 2017.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


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