Letterpress Guided Tour
Delve into the history of letterpress printing in Singapore!
About the workshop
Did you know? The typography technology was brought to Singapore in 1819 by missionaries, but it was quickly replaced by more efficient machinery. Today, typesetting is somewhat considered a lost art. But there is an artisan here who wants to speak up for this traditional form of typesetting!
Go on this guided tour with YY to find out more about the role that letterpressing and typography plays in Singaporean culture, and how it shaped our printing industry! Go on to try your hand at the printing press, and bring back an old school piece of print that you can keep as a memento!
What you will experience
- Receive an introduction on the history of typography and letterpress printing.
- Let YY walk you through the printing press and show you how it operates.
- Try your hand at printing your own old school print that you can go on to bring home!
Cancellation is free of charge 48 hours before the scheduled start time.
Booking must be made 48 hours before the scheduled start time.
Note: Full workshop address will be included in booking confirmation email.
Nearby this workshop
Nicoll Highway Station (Circle Line)