Letterpress Lab

Wednesday October 11, 2017: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Learn the basics of letterpress printing using handset type!

Workshop participants will learn how to compose, lock-up and print a small project on AADL’s vintage Kelsey letterpresses. Library staff and guest instructors from U-M's Wolverine Press will lead these workshops. Follow along with our scheduled activity or plan your own project—you’re the designer!


This program involves direct handling of lead-based type and is therefore not suitable for small children. Participants should be comfortable with sitting patiently for several hours, and have full use of the fine motor skills in their hands and arms.