Have you always wanted to get your hands on our collection of wood and metal type? This is your opportunity. Join Athena for a private afternoon of printing joy! This exclusive one-on-one session will introduce you to the delights of traditional letterpress printing and typography.
Perfect for absolute beginners wanting to try something new and exciting, or experienced designers that want to get that hands-on, analog feel back into their work, this is a fantastic experience to inspire and change up your style.
You'll learn the basics of hand setting type and will collaborate on setting up a poster, using our enormous beast of a printing press, the Soldans Proofer. You'll get to print ten great big 45 x 62cm size copies of a hand set poster with wording of your choice (suggested up to 15 words) that you'll keep as a memento of your experience. By the end of the workshop you'll have created an utterly unique piece of artwork you'll get to keep forever.
Meticulous Ink owner and workshop leader Athena has over 15 years printing experience, and will share her enthusiasm, creativity, knowledge and geekery with you on the day.
This is a private workshop suitable for an individual, couple, or pair, so you'll have the undivided attention of Athena for the duration.
No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided (you'll even get to don an apron for the day!). These afternoon sessions are run on Thursdays or Fridays. We've included a selection of dates available, though if you don't see a perfect date you can book a voucher and we'll be in touch to arrange a specific date with you.
The workshops are held in our beautiful letterpress print studio and shop - 134 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BG, where you can take a closer look at the other machines we use to print our paper goods.
What pandemic precautions are you taking?
The safety of all our humans - both the Meticulous team and our lovely customers - is our highest importance. For this reason we are requesting that attendees complete a flow test the night before and bring evidence of the result (a photo of the test on your phone or you can bring the test along with you on the day). We are also requesting that participants wear a face mask or covering for the duration of the workshop. We'll also be providing hand sanitiser for use throughout.
Our Soldans Proofing press is situated in the basement of the shop, where it can get a little chilly, so please dress appropriately (layers recommended).
If there are two of us do we need to pay double?
No, the workshop is for up to two individuals, so you can share the cost between you. We'll work together on one quote and you'll each take home five large prints.
Is there an age limit for the workshop?
This one-on-one workshop is for grown ups only. Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss.
What should I bring?
The only thing you'll need to bring is the wording for the poster (7-12 words) we provide everything else. One quote will be used throughout the workshop, so if you are attending as a pair or couple, you'll work together to create one poster set-up, then will each receive 5 posters each. You'll be in our workshop and using an industrial piece of machinery so we would recommend not wearing your fanciest attire. Please wear clothes you won't mind getting a bit mucky.
What are my transport/parking options getting to you?
We are able to provide parking for one vehicle for the duration of your session. Train services to Bath Spa are very regular and the walk to our shop at 134 Walcot Street takes around 20 minutes.
Please ensure you can attend the workshop before booking, as tickets are non-refundable. If we are notified 14 days prior to the workshop and you can no longer make it, we would be happy to rearrange the date. If for any reason you are unable to attend within 14 days of your workshop, I’m afraid we are unable to swap your date, though you are more than welcome to find a friend that can take your place.
In the rare circumstance we are unable to run a workshop, your ticket will be valid to book onto another available date.
Please note that our workshops take place in our small working print studio. The Soldans Proofing press is situated in the basement with stairs and steps.
Fabulous photography by Betty Bhandari.