Introduction to Printing

/Introduction to Printing

Introduction to Printing

June 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come dressed for a mess and be ready to roll up those sleeves. This class is an active, up-close, hands-on, make-and-take exploration of Letterpress Printing. Do you have what it takes to be an apprentice in a 19th century print shop? You had better mind your p’s and q’s!

Participants will:

  • Learn the history of letterpress printing with a focus on 1800’s. 
  • Operate three different 19th century presses.
  • Make and take prints of Harmonist documents on an 1833 iron press.
  • Learn to set moveable type by hand as it was done in the 1800’s.
  • Print copies of their hand-set type on an 1893 iron hand press.

Tip: Bring along a short quote, lyric, or poem you would like to print. Brevity is your buddy as every letter must be set by hand.

Printing Class Pricing:
$85 for non-members
$70 for members
Pre-registration is required. Must be 16 years or older. To register for the class, please contact David Miller at (724) 266-4500 x110 or at
Make checks payable to Old Economy Village and mail them to 270 16th Street, Ambridge, PA, 15003. 
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