09 Dec

Scenes From A Letterpress Printing Workshop at Porchlight Press

I took a letterpress workshop this past weekend at Porchlight Press to make holiday cards. I loved looking at all of the interesting equipment around the printshop, and it made me wish I could reproduce some of my own work as letterpress prints and cards.

These are photos I took of some of the things around the shop.

Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
Examples of lead type
Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press

Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
Examples of wood type
Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press

Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
An assortment of images we could use in our card designs.

Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
A beautiful Heidelberg Press (which we did not use).

Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
My card design all inked up on the press as we were printing.

Letterpress printing at Porchlight Press
The finished Christmas card with hand drawn details added to the decorations using metallic gel pen.

© Rachael Ashe