The Old Shebang is committed to the traditional craft of letterpress

Our classes are suitable for beginners and intermediate printers alike

We are also available for functions

Letterpress printing is an opportunity to go slow and reconnect.

Get More Shebang

for your Buck

Beginners intro
A5 poster

  • $40 per session
  • 1 to 4 people
  • 90 mins
  • 93 Aro Street

Want to get inky? Our Shebang For Your Buck class will teach you all the basics of letterpress printing. In a 90 minute session you will

  • Choose from a carefully curated set of four 24pt fonts

  • Hand-set a line of type (we ask that you keep this under 140 characters)

  • Learn how to makeready a press

  • Print an A5 poster

Max 4 people per session

The Big Shebang

A5 poem or text

  • $40 per hour 
  • One-on-one with a helpful printer
  • Minimum of 2 hours
  • 93 Aro Street

You’ve got big dreams. And letterpress can make those dreams come true. The Big Shebang is an opportunity to tackle a larger letterpress project with 1-on-1 guidance from our printers.

Perfect for a limited edition print of your favourite poem.

  • Choose a typeface from our library of 45 metal fonts

  • Hand-set your type (we ask that this be no longer than 12-16 lines of type)

  • Learn how to lock in a block of type

  • Learn how to makeready a press

  • Print your poem or text

The Whole Shebang

We bring the print shop to you!

  • $100 per hour
  • Two helpful printers
  • Length subject to consultation
  • Your choice of venue

The Old Shebang can provide custom letterpress keepsakes for your function.

We can offer A5 posters, or A6 greeting cards.

Hand-presses are great conversation pieces. We take care of the details, so you and your guests can each

  • pull the lever,

  • watch the rollers ink,

  • print a keepsake to take home!

We provide a free consultation, during which you can:

• Choose up to two fonts from our font library

• Choose one of 8 coloured inks, or discuss a custom-mixed option

To book any of these services drop us a line below

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We believe in transparent pricing; our fees cover ...

The cost of paper and ink and contributes to the hire costs of the studio. Our labour is provided free. We’re dedicated to making our craft accessible to as many people as we can