Design and Print Your Own Poster with an Antique Letterpress

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The Deal

$50 for one admission to an antique letterpress poster-printing workshop with Sara McNally
Choose from the available dates and times:

  • Saturday, April 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event takes place at Constellation & Co, a historical 1890s brick building outfitted with fully restored antique printing presses.

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 4 purchasers in order to take place.

What You'll Do

For four centuries, prior to automated machine printers and copiers, the letterpress was the go-to for communicating via the printed word. Take part in the artisanal revival of this art form with Sara McNally, the founder of the printing shop Constellation & Co., as you tour the studio and learn about the working letterpress. Once you’ve seen the space and tied your apron, you’ll roll up your sleeves to set the antique wood type and printer’s blocks by hand, design your own poster, and ink away using a 150-year-old iron hand press.

  • Create Your Own Letterpress Poster
    Use the time-honored tradition of printing by hand to create a one-of-a-kind design to bring home with you

  • Tour a Shop Dedicated to Bespoke Printing
    Learn about the history of the industry and the revival of the art form from a letterpress mastermind at her boutique

Your Host

Sara McNally Sara McNally
Owner, Constellation & Co.

When Sara McNally was in design school, she discovered her calling through the pages of a book detailing printing and the Industrial Revolution. Along with her husband, Sara refurbished a 1921 platen press and opened Constellation & Co., a boutique letterpress and print shop. Noted for its dedication to restoring and preserving artifacts from the history of printing, their workshop has been featured in The Seattle Times and on blogs like Martha Stewart Weddings.

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    Pioneer Square

    110 Cherry Street

    2nd Floor

    Seattle, Washington 98104

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In a Nutshell

Sara McNally shows you how to set wood type and printer’s blocks on an iron hand press so that you can design your own bespoke poster

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Discount reflects Experience Provider’s current prices. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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