What you will do
6 hour class
This one day course is for the new or aspiring letterpress printer who is looking learn the using the popular Adana platen press.
You will receive instruction and practical experience in hand typesetting and printing on an Adana, as well as practical points regarding maintenance of the press, workshop management and what to look out for when purchasing equipment.
The Adana is a small cast iron table-top press and many printers of the last century started off their careers using an Adana press. The ‘Adana Agency’ was founded in 1922 and was distinguished by catering for the hobby letterpress printer. Adana presses found their way into other spheres — education, occupational health and light industry, the last manufactured original press being sold in 1999. Adana's are still hugely popular and found throughout the world in the hands of print studios, universities and colleges, enthusiasts and professional printers.
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, St Bride Foundation
Established in 1891 with a clear social and cultural purpose, St Bride Foundation is one of London’s hidden gems.
Housed in a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building, St Bride Foundation was originally set up to serve the burgeoning print and publishing trade of nearby Fleet Street, and is now finding a new contemporary audience of designers, printmakers and typographers who come to enjoy a regular programme of design events, workshops and access to internationally renowned collection relating to printing, publishing and graphic design in the Print Library.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.