Ferrymead Printing Society Preserving the passion for print

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We are always pleased to welcome new members to our Society. Whether you are interested in getting into the wonderful world of old type printing for the first time, or have a background in printing, we will welcome you very warmly.
Why become a member?
There are many benefits in becoming a member
- access to our wide arrange of printing presses and related equipment
- access to use the printing materials and equipment in the Printery like ink, paper, tools, etc - FREE!
- help from our knowledgeable, helpful tutors. Want to make your own business cards, wedding cards or special project? We can help you create something really special. Check out Fionaʻs story here to see what can be achieved.
- We have a wide range of books, DVDs, magazines and other material on printing, manuals on presses and other very important reference material. We have physical copies of early copies of the Lyttelton Times as well as nearly every edition up to the 1980s on microfiche. These are all available to members.
- when we run workshops and special events, these are offered at significantly reduced rates for members
- you get to work with other like minded people at the likes of our Tuesday Twilight Print Groups who help and support each other in a very cooperative, friendly environment with tutors available to help you for free!
- you will be connected with a network of print, design and related enthusiasts and business leaders who share a common interest in our Society.
Types of Membership
Full Membership - Members over 15 years - $25/year * - Note that as it is after Sept 1st, membership is only half price - $12.50!
Junior Membership - Aged 10 - 15 years - $25/year * - Note that as it is after Sept 1st, membership is only half price - $12.50!
Juniors must be supervised in the Workshop and Whitcoulls Annex at all times. Junior members may only use hand operated presses and equipment
Business or Corporate Membership - $60 */year
As the financial years runs from 1st April to 31st March the following year, any member joining after 1st Sept will only be charged 50% of the usual yearly membership
If you wish to join our Society, we would encourage you to make contact with us and perhaps visit on a Sunday or Thursday so we can answer your questions and provide you with further info about the Society.
Download a membership form here and contact the Society to arrange an introductory meeting
Our Support Partners. Check out more about them here
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