Horwinski Printing Company

Oakland

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In a Nutshell

Up to four students per class will learn the art of paper making, and take at least three sheets of decorative 8.5”x11” paper home with them

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Children ages 12-17 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $55 for a four-hour paper-making class for one person ($110 value)
  • $99 for a four-hour paper-making class for two people ($220 value)

Horwinski Printing Company

Run by James Lang, a third-generation printer, Horwinski Printing Company incorporates contemporary technology into its historic printing processes. In keeping with its roots, the company hasn't changed much of its original equipment. For example, it still uses antique wood type and authentic foundry metal hand-set type that dates as far back as 1906, the same year Teddy Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize and started collecting commemorative pennies. In addition to creating invitations, announcements, posters, and other prints, guests are invited to attend hands-on classes and tour the print shop, which is a gallery of local history and activities.

Customer Reviews

Owner/operator is a treasure trove of knowledge, good with small groups or couples. The workshop could be shorter or perhaps have more rest stops/resting areas available. Hard concrete floors and shoes not made for standing do not make a good mix. But the shop pays back immediately. Wonderful history and historic materials. Troves of wood block and lead type, amazing trade knowledge and history, great letterpress lore and art, an amazing time for any type of font or printing geek. The sheer pleasure of the end where the type you select and help set into a quote you help select, to be able to leave with evidence of your work (gifts for yourself and others): amazing. Just a lovely experience.
Malcolm G. · July 21, 2014

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