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A History of Singapore Typesetting

Public Class  ·   · Try your hand at traditional letterpress typesetting!

3 To 4 Hours
Chinese Origin
Instructed in English, Chinese Mandarin
Ages 16 And Above

About the workshop

Letterpressing is an art form that has been preserved and evolved throughout the years since its invention in China in 1040AD. Up till the 20th century, it remained the primary way of printing and distributing information through newspapers and books. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of typography, the anatomy of a type and the various tools involved in typesetting in our composing room.

Students will learn typesetting in stages: layout, lockup, make-ready, ink & colour and packing. Look forward to checking out our in-house printing press and receive hands-on guidance on operating it on your own. Students will print their own quotes card in letterpress metal types using the printing press.

Teambuilding or Corporate enquiries are available here

What you will experience

1. An introduction to the history of letterpressing and specifically typesetting
2. Learning about the basics of typography and the anatomy of type
3. Be introduced to typesetting tools and the entire process of typesetting
4. Bring home 15 customized cards with personalized quotes designed by yourself using our in-house printing press!

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Flexible Cancellation

Cancellation is free of charge 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

Booking must be made 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

Other Details

Done with your workshop but want to come back for more? Email us at [email protected] to make follow-up bookings! Spend up to 3 hours in these open sessions and print more personalized cards!


Note: Full workshop address will be included in booking confirmation email.