Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography, Printing/Production,
Posted: Jan 26th 2012
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in January our very own Sarah Wenman, who teaches part-time at our London college, went along to Harrington & Squires' Letterpress workshop. Harrington & Squires is a small private press run by its owners Chrissie and Vicky. They specialise in small format, limited edition letterpress printing and use Adana 8x5 presses.
Their studio and shop reside in a long narrow galley space over three floors, close to Tuffnell Park underground station in London.
Chrissie and Vicky were fantastic, showing Sarah step-by-step how to set type using the 'composing stick', transferring the type into the chase, set up the Adana press, position, proof and then print from it! They gave Sarah lots of insightful hints and tips! By the end of the day Sarah had produced over 50 postcards on various stock, printed in two colour.
Suitably inspired, Sarah recently acquired her own Adana 8x5, complete with draws of metal type and she's currently organising her studio space to start her own letterpress projects so watch this space!