Fall workshop coming up – New date October 30, 2010!

Not realizing that the original date for this fall workshop was on Thanksgiving weekend, we’ve moved the date to October 30th! New and returning participants are welcome.


Papillon Press is offering an exciting opportunity for three participants to learn the age-old craft of letterpress printing.

Our Chandler and Price New Style letterpress inked up in purple

In this day-long introductory workshop, you will be introduced to our vintage Chandler Price & Co. New Style press, learn the basics of setting lead type in the chase, mounting the chase on the press, inking and printing one colour. We will be printing personalized note cards, and we have over 100 type styles and sizes to choose from, as well as boxfuls of ornaments and etched graphics.

You will also learn what real “em” and “en” quads are, learn the basic California job case and what all those strange typography terms really mean!

We can only take on three participants to ensure everyone has enough time with the press, so sign up soon!

When: Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Time: 9am-5pm
What you will print: personalized note cards (if you have a specialized project, please contact us well in advance)
Studio Limit: 3 participants
Cost: $140 (includes ink and paper)

Location: our studio at 1287 Cawthorpe Street, Sudbury, ON. 705-618-1168.
Registration requires a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your place, with the balance due upon arrival. Pay by cash, Paypal or cheque.

Please contact Chantal at to register.

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