Letterpress Possibilities:

Pressure Printing and Moveable Type

Taught by Wendy Partridge

Explore the Morgan’s cylinder presses and collection of large wood and metal type. This workshop provides a wonderful introduction to setting type by hand, learning alternative letterpress processes, and operating the Morgan’s Vandercook presses—the workhorses of letterpress printing. You will learn how to handset and print type, as well as use pressure printing to create and play with imagery and textural effects. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a series of letterpress posters.



Wendy Partridge is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paintings conservator.  She helped establish and for a number of years was the coordinator for the letterpress studio at the Zygote Press.  She teaches several workshops each year on letterpress printing.  In 2012 she was awarded an artist residency through Zygote and the Ohio Arts Council to spend five weeks at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany.

Supply List

  • Several short texts (a few words or even single words) to set in type

  • See handout on making plates (sent at the same time as this form):

  • 2 pressure print plates 17” x 12” (you will receive instructions on how to make these at the time of registration)

  • Adhesive (i.e. glue stick, spray adhesive, tape) and a variety of collage material to to make additional plates

  • A variety of papers to print on cut to 17” x 12” (different colors, weights, old print proofs or sketches)

  • Apron

  • Lunch and beverage

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

DATE Sat, June 13th - Sun, June 14th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $200

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


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