Loading Events

« All Events

Letterpress Basics

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
Registrants must attend all three class dates: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

Hands-on classes in the Book Arts Studio!

Learn the ins & outs of letterpress printing. Peruse our collection of vintage metal & wood type, images (cuts) and ornaments to create a truly unique card or poster. Participants will learn the basics of hand setting type and building sound designs, paper prep & press set-up and, of course, printing on our Vandercook presses. Each participant will finish the class with a uniquely designed hand-printed poster or set of greeting cards.

By successfully completing this Letterpress Basics class, participants gain the necessary skills to work independently in our Letterpress Studio and become eligible to book Open Studios. Open Studio is available for Book Arts Members only–become a Member here.


This is a three-part class, and participants must attend all 3 dates: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, and 16 from 6-8pm. The final class may run until 8:30pm.
Cost: $200, $180 Members

Nitty Gritty:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages sixteen+.
• All necessary tools and materials needed to participate are provided.
• Completed Letterpress Basics projects will be one layer/color as a folded or flat 5″x7″ (approx.) greeting card or print up to 11″x17″ in a maximum edition of approx. 25 prints (number of copies)
• Letterpress Class size is limited to 3 participants to ensure quality of instruction. Please read our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page to review our health & safety procedures. Thank you.

Any questions about the class please email [email protected]




March 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Rosemary Williams


WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
+ Google Map
(716) 348-1430