Demand for printing

An old craft continues to make an impression in Dunedin.

A University of Otago summer school course on letterpress printing by hand is fully booked.

The course is being presented former University of Otago Otakou Press Room printer-in-residence Dr John Holmes, assisted by special collections librarian Donald Kerr.

''We realise that the craft is dying, so we want to do what we can to keep it alive,'' Dr Kerr said..

''We've a great response to the course and all the spots were quickly taken. So we have a bit of a waiting list, now.

"We want to do more of these courses and we're hoping to have a few more throughout the year.''