Learn the basics of Letterpress in this 2.5 hour workshop for beginners

In this class you will learn the basics of Letterpress and how to print on the Adana Eight Five tabletop letterpress.

Students will then be able to set up their chosen phrase and print it onto a selection of papers, card or gift tags using the press.

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Class Schedule

Class duration: 3 hours

What you will learn
  • The basics of letterpress
  • How to print their design using a table top letterpress
  • How to continue the process at home
What you will get
  • At least 5 copies of your design printed on gift tags, coasters or cards using our letterpress
  • A booklet to take home

What to bring
  • Small amount of text that you want to print on paper.
  • If you have a paper preference, feel free to bring. Paper stock will be available.
What to wear

Something casual that you dont mind a little ink on, aprons will be provided

Appropriate for

15+ - Adults


The Rizzeria

Vendor since 2015

The Rizzeria is a non-profit collective run by people who are designers, artists, zine-makers, print-makers, animators and creative entrepreneurs. We own a two-colour Risograph press which people are welcome to come in and use with the assistance of a volunteer. Over the past eight years we have helped people print their graphic design assignments, posters, comics, invitations, zines, art prints, CD covers and much more.

Our Marrickville space also functions as a retail outlet for Rizzeria members and local artists. We run workshops in risograph printing, bookbinding, screenprinting, watercolour, illustration and much more.

If you are interested in running a workshop or stocking your work with us, please email

Our refund policy for workshops - We do not refund workshop tickets, but are happy to transfer you to another date/workshop. Please provide at least 48 hours notice. 

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06 March 2018 • Learn to Letterpress

A really enjoyable skill to learn - fiddly at first but with patience it produces a beautiful result; a nice alternative to mass-produced gift tags/cards. Affordable and a relaxed pace. Recommended.


24 August 2017 • Learn to Letterpress

Great workshop, loved creating words/meanings to use for birthday cards. Highly recommend!!