This workshop can be adapted for just about anyone. We deliver letterpress to KS2, to adults and to specialists. The session is always delivered by someone who has actually used metal type professionally, usually by ex compositors and printers.  This workshop is never dry but related to general history, its relationship to paper, local renown, and modern printing up to present day. 

Staff refer to its impact on mass communication and how many of our modern terms in general language and on computers can be traced back to Gutenberg's invention. 

The workshop is hands-on and each student will get a chance to have a go at printing with one of our Adana printing presses.

Risk assessment - letterpress (KS1,2,3,4)