Allan dabscheck

Community Letterpress Printing Program

Rare opportunity: Master LetterPress printer to bestow decades of expertise

Project details

Suggested by: Allan

Project partner: Firestation Print Studio

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Budget

$30,720.00

Residents of the City of Stonnington will have a rare opportunity to learn the age old printing technique from an expert in this feild. Help continue the Letterpress tradition at the Fire Station Print Studio as one of the last remaining institutions who have this facility. By upgrading its current traditional and historic equipment, FPS can become the premier resource for LetterPress in this hemisphere. Allan Dabscheck with half a century of expertise in this field has generously offered to share his knowledge in this intensive 16 day program to grant others the opportunity to become established Letterpress artisans.

Citizens of Stonnington will have a unique opportunity to learn an age old skill from this master printer prior his retirement. Onwards, this will benefit the community as a new generation of LetterPress Printmakers will form, emerging from these classes in the heart of Stonnington. The opportunity for these trainees to futher impart this knowledge, on a voluntary or paid basis exists at FPS with the use of what will be Australia's most recently and comprehensively upgraded LetterPress print studio. This project ensures that Stonnington plays a pivotal role in continuing the LetterPress tradition as a valid and relevant technique.

Project details

Suggested by: Allan

Project partner: Firestation Print Studio

Category

Budget

$30,720.00

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WendyL

17 Sep 2018

Letterpress printing is artistically pleasing and beautifully compatible with other artisan printmaking methods. I like to incorporate letterpress elements into my printmaking practice. Letterpress methods have been carefully developed over hundreds of years and they deserve to be preserved for the future benefit of the art and publishing world.

R McD

09 Sep 2018

Print making skills need to be preserved

PeteFid

24 Aug 2018

Too many Historical Skills and Crafts have been lost already in the name of progress, yet without them there would be no progress!

Elena

24 Aug 2018

It is so important to keep old and historical printing processes alive for future generations

KathyP

22 Aug 2018

An interesting skill to acquire

Firestation Print Studio Letterpress

19 Aug 2018

This Project is about preserving Typesetting and Printing in the truest sense.
Allan believes that he will be able to teach a number of people the art of Letterpress Typesetting, and Printing, utilising the facility at the Firestation Print Studio in Willis Street, Malvern.
The course is approximately 16 full days over a few weeks and is available to anyone who is interested in furthering their knowledge of Letterpress Printing or Artists who use the techniques but wish to hone their skills.

Vivian

17 Aug 2018

This would be such a great addition and experience at FPS

VTate

15 Aug 2018

This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to learn directly from an expert. Allan's knowledge of a skill that dates back hundreds of years is immense. His professional life was built around the skills and knowledge of letterpress applied industrially. These skills are artisan based as well as industrial. Letterpress print making is starting to make a resurgence in the art world. This knowledge should be shared before it's too late.

Airini

14 Aug 2018

Fabulous project