Workshop attendees intending to rent Lead Graffiti letterpress equipment for their own future projects must take our technical workshops as a prerequisite for each type of press equipment we rent (Vandercook, tabletop, and floor-model platens). During workshops you should be particularly attentive to the details covered in the workshop, staying in close to the discussion, taking good notes, and asking lots of questions. Once you've completed the workshop, you should be able to work on the equipment with input from the Lead Graffiti staff. We will be willing to help oversee you through your first couple of projects, but the point of all of this is to have you be able to do your work on your own.
If you feel you might want to rent our letterpress equipment, we recommend that you wait no more than a month after a workshop to give it a run, so that your workshop experience is still fresh in your mind. After three months we'll suggest you consider retaking the workshop or requesting private instruction before renting the equipment. The equipment, while industrial in design and construction, still needs to be cared for. It is slow working on them and often quite hard to get parts or someone to do the critical repairs. Also, if you are doing work for a paying customer, and especially one with a deadline, you need to do it well or risk losing valuable opportunities to get work.
Payment can be made online by credit card or PayPal or by check or money order payable to Lead Graffiti. Full payment should be received one week before start of workshop. You should email to make sure any adjustments to that policy are acceptabe. A full refund is available if you cancel by email or phone anytime up to 24 hours before the workshop and receive an email acknowledgment before the workshop starts. Cancellations within the last 24 hours before a workshop will be refunded only 50%. No shows will be billed for the full cost of the workshop.