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POME PLAYSHOP: Postcards on the Showcard

We’ve been thinking about hosting letterpress workshops for a while now. 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 kicking off our series with:

“Note cards on the Showcard”

In this 3-hour introduction to letterpress playshop you’ll design and print a note card with matching envelope on the Showcard Mini proof press. We’ll start by learning a little bit about the letterpress process and then dive right in to designing your cards using vintage wood and metal type, cuts and illustrations. At the end of it you’ll take home 10 note cards with matching envelopes to send to all your friends. Put them in a cool frame and you’ll have your very own original art print! (If you do that, don’t forget to sign and number them for when you become a famous artist.)




To be announced. Send us a note if you’re interested, and you’ll be the first to know when we announce the next dates.


$125 + HST per person, limited to 2 participants per workshop. All supplies are included.


Oakville, Ontario 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 from Bronte station.


Send an email to inkyhands[at] to let us know which class you would like to take. After you receive confirmation from us, we will bill you via paypal and send you directions to our studio.


Other Playshops we offer

Real typesetting with real type
Lino carving and print-making
Street life poster
Word cloud posters

Or better yet, do you have an idea for a playshop? Send us an email and we’ll talk.




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