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When we meet people at shows, so many of you are curious about learning more about letterpress printing, so why not come to our studio for a letterpress workshop? But doesn’t a workshop sound like we’re going to put you to work? We think learning about letterpress and tinkering with type should be fun. And that’s why we decided to host Pome Playshops instead. We’re keeping it simple and are pleased to offer:


Letterpress Intro

Do you have a masterpiece inside you waiting to come out. Why not express yourself by creating your own limited edition art print. In the end, you’ll take home 3-5 copies of your original art poster, suitable for framing! In our introduction playshop, you’ll learn:

  • • the basics of letterpress
  • • terminology + types of equipment
  • • hand typesetting using wood + lead type
  • • some basics about typography
  • • how to lockup with furniture
  • • make-ready + adjustments
  • • colour selection + ink mixing
  • • printing + finessing on press
  • • clean-up process


Go Big:

This 4.5-hour introductory workshop will introduce you to our Vandercook SP15 and print posters up to a maximum size of 12″ x 18″


+ HST per person

Small Fry:

This 2.5-hour introductory playshop will introduce you to our Showcard Mini press and produce prints up to a maximum size of 6″ x 9″


+ HST per person

All supplies for both are included. In either playshop, we can only work with two participants to ensure you each have enough time with the press. If you really, really, really want to do this with two of your besties, let us know and we’ll figure something out.


Send an email to let us know you’re interested and we’ll work with you to pick a date that fits your schedule. After you receive confirmation from us, we will bill you the full amount via paypal and send you directions to our studio. Please read our terms and conditions below.


Oakville just off the Third Line exit of the QEW/403. If you’re taking the GO Train, we can make arrangements to pick you up @ Bronte Stn.

Other Playshops:

Let us know if you have an idea for a playshop. Send us an email and we’ll talk.



Terms & Conditions

By signing up for one of our Playshops, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

  1. 50% of the course fee is non-refundable.
  2. If you need to cancel, and hey, we get it, it happens, you must let us know within 48 hours so we can open up your spot to another student and reschedule you for another class.
  3. Cancellations that occur within 48 hours of the class cannot be rescheduled and 50% of the course fee will be refunded.
  4. Pomegranate Letterpress reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a course. If we must cancel a class, we will do our best to let you know at least 48 hours in advance, and we will issue a full refund.


Playshop FAQ

What should I bring to class? Bring yourself, your creativity, and a positive attitude. We’ll provide the type, ink and paper.

What if I have a specific project in mind? For our Introduction to Letterpress class, we think it’s best to focus on getting to know the tools of the trade, learning the process and having fun. We suggest thinking about printing your favourite short quote or phrase.

What should I wear to class? Make sure you wear clothing that’s comfortable and won’t be ruined if a bit of ink gets on it. We have aprons, but we don’t suggest wearing anything expensive. Long hair should be tied back.