Letterpress Residency With The Print Project - 26th January - 30th January 2015


Nick Loring / The Print Project

Skilful, inky fingers. 

Launching on 23rd January 2015, the 4th Leeds Print Festival proved to be another must-visit attraction for fans of ink and paper. During a week which saw events at our neighbours at Cafe 164 and The Leeds College of Music, the Print Project moved into our newly acquired space to run some letterpress workshops. It was just a simple matter of getting some metal type cabinets, drying racks, a Farley proofing press, a Vandercook proofing press and a… 1.25 metric ton Korrex proofing press into the building. Easy when you know how (and have letterpress transportation specialists at hand - thanks AMR Press!).

Korrex Proofing Press - The Print Project

The 1.25 ton Korrex tests the floor

Powered by iced buns, winter sunshine and a bundle of Colourplan paper from the excellent G.F.Smith, Nick ran an amazing series of letterpress workshops, filling the place with happy people and the glorious smells of ink, oil and metal. One of our favourite memories of the space - can we do it again Nick?

Head to the bottom of the post to watch an amazing stop-frame video of one of Nick's experimental type workshops, created by Kate Green from Square Eye Printing

Type cabinets - The Print Project

Slabs and grotesques

Golden Cabinet Posters - The Print Project

The Golden Cabinet posters make their first appearance in our space (photo by Justin Slee)

Video by Kate Green from Square Eye Printing