Rudiments of Letterpress

We were very lucky to have had Kenneth Burnley teaching letterpress at the Bluecoat on 20 March 2011. Ken runs Silver Birch Press on the Wirral and has many years of experience in typsetting.

The Bluecoat, with help from Ken, are in the process of gathering relevant equipment to eventually set up letterpress in the Intaglio studio. Watch this space!

Trays of Ken's wooden and metal type set up in the Inatglio studio, with Olivia, Susan and Mike setting their type in the background
Kenneth Burnley demonstarting how to use the Adana press at the Bluecoat