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Printfest presents

Letterpress workshop with Vega Brennan

Learn how to use vintage lead type and printing presses to print a short text with letterpress expert Vega Brennan.

Date & Time
The Coro Ante Room

Standard: £35
Students: £25

Prices inclusive of £1 booking fee

Coro Members don’t pay booking fees

Additional details

Age requirement: 14+

Suitable for beginners

Doors open at 12.45pm

By booking you agree to our Conditions of Sale and Entry including our refund policy.

Using a 1960s Adana letterpress machines, you will learn how to set type, lock it up in a chase and print a text of your choice.

What you will learn

  • Some terminology and history of letterpress
  • Minding your p’s and q’s
  • Using a composing stick
  • Setting type in a chase
  • Using an Adana letterpress machine
  • Printing your text

Book tickets

  • 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Meet your tutor: Vega Brennan

Vega’s work is wide-ranging and experimental as she has over 20 years’ experience in working with prints, teaching and making prints. She is currently producing a lot of letterpress ephemera – postcards, badges, forms and combining wood engraving with text, often with a political or playful theme. Vega manages Linden Print Studio, an open-access print studio near Carlisle. The Print Studio hosts printmaking workshops for people of all ages and abilities in etching, relief printmaking, collagraph, letterpress, monoprinting and monotype. The studio provides professional equipment and facilities with a focus on safer and sustainable printmaking. See more at Vega Brennan is a member of Cumbria Printmakers.

This event is presented by Printfest