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Heidelberg Masterclass



The Printing Museum will shortly be opening the first Book Arts Centre in the Southern Hemisphere in central Wellington. The centre will feature a printery, composing room and the bindery from the Parliamentary Library. The inaugural series of letterpress classes will be taught by international letterpress teacher and award-winning printer Graham Judd. Additional classes include a one day workshop on treadle platens and shorter introductory classes on tabletops. Open studios and regular events including classes on bookbinding, lettering and calligraphy will follow.

The Heidelberg Masterclass is a much awaited repeat—see a review on p.20 of:

If the Victoria Art Platen is the king of presses, then the prince is surely the Heidelberg Tiegel or Platen. In the US they call it the Windmill. One of the finest commercial presses ever made, there are still many around in New Zealand often at very affordable prices (the museum has some available for sale) when compared with overseas. Perfect for high quality, semi-professional production such as cards, invitations etc.

This comprehensive and intensive weekend workshop will be led by one of New Zealand’s foremost letterpress educators, award-winning printer, Graham Judd of GTO Printers in Auckland.

Topics will include maintenance and lubrication, makeready, mastering registration, inking, impression, paper handling, creasing, and diecutting. A range of printing exercises will be undertaken including business and greeting cards using both type and photopolymer plates. Participants will be able to supply their own business card designs which will be printed from photopolymer plates during the workshop.

Venue: WCBA, Wellington Centre for Book Arts, Woolstore Building, 262 Thorndon Quay, Wellington

Time: 9.30am-4pm Sat 30th Nov & Sun 1st Dec, 2019.

Cost: $250 (less 10% for members). Places are limited and can only be confirmed by payment.

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262 Thorndon Quay · Wellington