Participants learn a simple 32-page pamphlet format bound in its printed wrapper on the printing process on Eastfield’s original iron hand presses. Students set type, & take turns in the inking & printing of the presses. The workshop also examines the functioning, set up, adjustment, & operation of presses. The final day is spent on binding techniques. Attendees gain the skills needed to achieve high levels of printing quality using basic tools.  


Please note this class runs approximately from 9AM - 5PM. (Subject to Instructor Discretion) 


SKU: 671253175371
  • Stephen Sword of Ontario, Canada, is a printing historian & the owner of  stiff ’n’ sore press, which specializes in historic letterpress techniques. Greg Joly is a Historic Eastfield Foundation board member & the owner of Bull Thistle Press, Jamaica VT


    Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 2 weeks notice before the scheduled class in order to receive a full refund. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by emailing