Antique Letterpress Printing Class

Antique Letterpress Printing Class Brian Allen Studio

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What You'll Get


The Deal

  • $60 for one admission to a letterpress printing tour and workshop with Brian Allen
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Classes meet at Brian Allen’s studio.

Each event is capped at 6 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

It’s easy to find inspiration inside Brian Allen’s studio. Calligraphy, lettering, and typography, both from Brian and other printers, cover the 1,000 square-foot studio’s walls. But the focus of the two-hour workshop lies elsewhere: an 1850s Albion hand press. With this or one of three smaller printing presses, you’ll arrange and print a piece using wood type.

  • Tour the Studio
    Brian takes you through the space while discussing the history and craft of letterpress printing.

  • Customize Your Design
    Once at one of the presses, you’ll use old wood type to spell out names or abstract designs to print on a 12”x18” sheet of card stock.

  • Come Prepared
    You should arrive in clothing that you don’t mind potentially marking with ink, and have some words or short phrases in mind for printing.


Your Host

Brian Allen Brian Allen
Artisan and Letterpress Printer

Words matter to Brian Allen, and not just because of their definitions. It’s each letter’s abstract shape that draws him in, something he first discovered while learning typography and calligraphy in the 1970s. His own letters have become pretty famous over the years. The artist has designed fonts for companies including IBM, printed work featured at events with world leaders, and his handwriting was even used to create fonts for Microsoft.


The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jan 11, 2015. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or subject to cancellation. No value after date & time have passed. Must be 21+. Gratuity included. Wear clothes that can get ink on them and a word or short phrase to print. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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