STPI x The Corner Shop

STPI x The Gentlemen’s Press | Postcard Letterpress Type Printing

June Holiday Programmes 
Unleash your creativity at our letterpress type printing workshop, hosted in collaboration with The Gentlemen’s Press.  
Try your hand at the timeless art of letterpress type printing! Delve into the history of the technique and create personalised postcards, layering textures and text to achieve your desired outcomes. Learn to operate a Vandercook SP15 press and Adana press under the guidance of friendly instructors and watch your piece come to fruition. 
All are welcomed to join this hands-on workshop – sign up today! 
This workshop will take place at  
The Gentlemen’s Clan Pte. Ltd. 
Cideco Industrial Complex 
50 Genting Lane 
Singapore 349558 
Learning Takeaways: 
  • Understand the historical significance and fundamentals of letterpress type printing 
  • Hands-on operation of the Vandercook SP15 press and the Adana press

Introduction to letterpress type printing: 
  • Learn about the history and significance of letterpress type printing 
  • Explore the components of the Vandercook SP15 press and the Adana press 
Preparing the presses and materials: 
  • Learn how to set up the Vandercook SP15 press 
  • Prepare the Vandercook SP15 press for printing, using chases and texture plates 
  • Operate the Vandercook SP15 press to print textures onto sheets of A3 paper, under the guidance of the instructors 
Personalizing postcards: 
  • Create 3-5 postcards by trimming your printed sheets down to size 
  • Construct your personalised texts from a selection of typefaces and sizes 
  • Prepare your text for printing with a Type and Chase 
  • Operate the Adana press to transfer your text to your postcards, under the guidance of instructors 
No prior experience required! Recommended for ages 14 and above. 



Let our friendly instructors teach you the basics of print and papermaking techniques, before they closely guide you along your creative experimentations!



Come as you are! We provide all the tools and materials you need to create your very own masterpiece in a safe and fun environment.

what to expect


Take home all of your amazing creations – along with the brand new skills you've learnt.

The perfect memento for friend and family gatherings, or weekend dates!

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