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Creative Letterpress Printing Class

Bring your creativity to life ⚡️

Explore the beauty of letterpress printing!

A three-week creative course, run after-hours at The Distillery’s award winning studio in Darlinghurst.

Spend your evenings learning to hand-mix inks, select paper stocks, mould printing plates, and print your very own letterpress prints of your artwork. You’ll experience the nuances of craft printing, all while having fun with other students.

Led by senior printmakers of The Distillery, you’ll learn in small groups in an open and inclusive environment. This course is ideal for beginners with little or no experience in print.

Letterpress Class

When + Where
  • 6:00 to 8:30pm
  • 3 consecutive Tuesdays
  • The Distillery, 115 Crown Street, Darlinghurst Sydney
Course Inclusions
  • All materials: paper stock, plates, ink
  • Create limited edition prints of your artwork
  • Safety and equipment training
  • Distillery Academy Course Certificate
  • Fee: $650 incl GST
Course Outcomes

Learn collectively, and finish with your own take-home print!

At course completion, you’ll be issued with a Distillery Academy certificate highlighting learnings in artwork, paper, plate, ink, press and process fundamentals.

Completion of this course qualifies access to further Academy classes in large-format letterpress printing, hot-stamp foiling, and more.

Course Outline

Week 1

  • Welcome and overview
  • Theory: Context and concepts for letterpress: artwork, paper stocks, plates, ink, presses, process and pressroom
  • Artwork preparation and setup
  • Paper stocks and selection
  • Ink and colour theory
  • Homework: Supply of your print-ready artwork to The Distillery

Week 2

  • Photopolymer platemaking your artwork
  • Ink mixing for your artwork
  • Heidelberg platen safety orientation
  • Heidelberg platen operations: feed, impression, delivery


Week 3

  • Safety revision
  • Letterpress printing your artwork
  • Final guillotine cutting of your artwork
  • Die-cutting and hot-stamp foiling (time permitting)
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