Western Australian Wayzgoose is happening!

What the heck is a Wayzgoose?  It is a printers’ term for a jovial get together with fellow colleagues!  We are inviting all letterpress printers and enthusiasts to come and hang out with us for the day.

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the inaugural Western Australian Wayzgoose with our friend Geoff Moor on Saturday 28th October, at Whiteman Park Print Shop from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

It will be an action packed day, with guest speakers, press demonstrations, hands-on print activities for all participants, a print exchange, and the premier official screening in WA of Pressing On: the Letterpress Film.

Check out the Wayzgoose event page and make sure you register.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/western-australian-wayzgoose-2017-tickets-36963724495

We look forward to hanging out with you!

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Image by Eu-Jinn Teh.

Save the Date – Western Australian Wayzgoose is coming

We are very excited to announce that the Western Australian Wayzgoose will be happening on Saturday 28th October.  This will be a great opportunity for letterpress printers and enthusiasts to get together.  We also hope to screen the recently released movie about letterpress printing “Pressing On“.

So make sure you block out the day in your diary! It will be a very fun day.

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 IamSuanlee

Locking up a forme

Image by Eu-Jinn Teh

Bodoni

Image by Emma Dolzadelli

Inked up forme

Image by Emma Dolzadelli

Print by Iamthewong

Image by IamSuanlee

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Image by IamSuanlee

Composing Stick

Image by Emma Dolzadelli

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