Learning the craft of letterpress can be a little daunting DIY so I recommend taking a short course before embarking on buying a press or if you have already bought one then it will give you the confidence handling your equipment.
I'll be setting up a page for courses and workshops in the UK but in the meantime I'll kick off with Justin at Typoretum who's running some over the summer 2011 in beautiful rural Essex, accommodation is available locally, would make a lovely weekend break!
Hurry! Only a few places left!
One or two day Short courses in letterpress typesetting and printing.