Introduction to Letterpress Workshop – Winter & Spring Edition

The popular Introduction to Letterpress workshop has multiple sessions this Winter and Spring.

In this 3.5 hour workshop, discover the rich history of traditional letterpress printing, learn the basics of hand typesetting to produce your own print on our tabletop presses. This class is ideal for those who wish to learn to print simple, text-based projects on a tabletop press, such as a short quote/ one-liner, poem, or notecard/ thank you/ greeting card. No experience required!

There are several sessions available. Limited spots per workshop, so get in quick!

Saturday August 26th 10am – 1:30pm
Sunday August 27th 10am – 1:30pm
Saturday September 16th 10am – 1:30pm
Sunday September 17th 10am – 1:30pm
Saturday October 7th 10am – 1:30pm
Sunday October 8th 10am – 1:30pm
Saturday November 11th 10am – 1:30pm
Sunday November 12th 10am – 1:30pm

Click link for more details. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-letterpress-workshop-winter-spring-2017-tickets-36273275343 students showing off their printed work

New Workshops in July!

The popular Introduction to Letterpress workshop is back in July! There are several sessions available. Limited spots so get in quick! Click link below for more details.
 
 
We are supporting the Pink Day Ride hosted by our neighbour Chariots of Hire and fundraising for National Breast Cancer Foundation. 50% of profits of all workshops in July will be donated to the organisation.
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Image by Emma Dolzadelli

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Print by Iamthewong

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Workshops Are Here!

Are you curious about what letterpress printing is all about? We are now running Introduction to Letterpress workshops. In one of these 3-hour workshops, you will discover the history of letterpress printing, learn the basics of hand typesetting to produce your own print on our tabletop presses. This class is ideal for those who wish to learn to print simple, text-based projects on a tabletop press, such as a short quote/ one-liner, poem, or notecard/ thank you/ greeting card. With Christmas fast approaching, it might just be the perfect time to print a present for your loved ones! No experience required.

Click on the link to sign up! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-letterpress-tickets-29065181741

We also have Gift Certificates for those who are interested in gifting a loved one with one or multiple workshops. Email us for enquiries.

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Images: Top – Eu-Jinn Teh; Middle – Emma Dolzadelli, Bottom – iamsuanlee

Our Online Shop is now live!

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly! We are very excited that our latest Christmas card collaboration with local Perth hand-lettering specialist and graphic designer Matthew Wong of I Am The Wong is now available in our Etsy store.

Printed on 100% cotton stock using hand-mixed inks in green and charcoal grey. We have paired the card with a tomato red envelope for that extra Christmas cheer!
Images by I Am The Wong.
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Print Shop update

We have been wanting to create more usable space within the Print Shop. In June, we had the opportunity, and this required most of our printing equipment to be shifted around. Most of the machines weigh tonnes, and with careful planning and some professionals we managed to move everything in one day. The Print Shop is now looking brighter, and we look forward to showing it off to everyone.

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2014 is almost over

It has been a very eventful year for us in the Print Shop.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us.

Last print orders for 2014 is Friday 5 December.  The Print Shop will be closed from Monday 22 December 2014 and will resume print production on Wednesday 21 January 2015.  We will be checking emails during the break, but we may not respond as quickly so please be patient.

We will be at the Onwilliam Summer Night Markets on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th December.  We will be showcasing our latest greeting card collaborations with some incredibly talented local artists The Articulate, Nia May and Pony & Ink.  Come along, enjoy the summer evenings (plus there will be an urban beach and giant snow dome) and don’t forget to say hello!

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Illuminites Night Market – Friday 13th December

Our final market for 2013 is happening this Friday night at the Illuminites Night Market at the Perth Cultural Centre. Check out our Christmas card sale! And for those who didn’t get to visit our Print Shop during the ‘My Perth’ – Letterpress Art Exhibition, the artworks will be available for purchase at our stall! Come and say hello, and also support the Perth local community.  It’s going to be a fantastic fun night. You might even be able to squeeze in some last minute Christmas shopping!

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Illuminites : Christmas Festival & Night Markets
Date: Friday 13 December 2014
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Place: Perth Cultural Centre
Weblink: www.perthculturalcentre.com.au

Free – Entertainment – Activities – Live Music – 70+ Stalls – Gifts – Food

The Illuminites Christmas Festival and Night Markets returns to the Perth Cultural Centre on Friday 13 December 5-10pm, for a magical festive celebration.

With over 70 exciting stalls curated by the OnWilliam Collective, soulful live music on the Wetland stage, delicious local food, awesome pop up bars, vintage projections, the incredible walk in Snow Dome, Perth’s own urban beach and more, this free, all ages Christmas event is not to be missed.

The Illuminites Christmas Festival and Night Markets is proudly presented by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

For more information visit www.perthculturalcentre.com.au