Cylinder Press Maintenance

$ 65.00

April 19th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: April 19th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: April 19th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
Learn how to properly maintain a Cylinder Press as well as how to adjust it so that it prints beautifully.

Good printing comes by knowing what a press can do. In this workshop you will examine every aspect of the press with an eye toward maintaining all of its parts as well as adjusting those parts for optimal printing. Not only will you learn how to maintain the press and trouble shoot problems, you will also learn how to fix the press. Knowledge of press maintenance will not only keep the press in good working order, it will make you a better printer.  

Students will learn how to evaluate the condition of any cylinder press quickly and concisely; they will learn how to adjust rollers and impression, control inking and fix simple problems. They will learn how to maintain the press through lubrication and adjustment.

Materials to Bring: None. 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Alan Hillesheim

Alan Hillesheim has degrees in English Literature from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Thus, lost in the woods without a compass, he apprenticed at Jim Robertson's Yolla Bolly Press, over his head in the black art. There he happened upon a dysfunctional paper-folding-machine which resembled a Norwegian snow sled wrecked by six drunks. He fixed it. And then began a 23 year adventure both printing and fixing machines from the golden age of letterpress. In addition to running Digger Pine Press into the ground, he also builds wooden boats for oar and sail and, most recently, fanciful wooden toys for a four year old. He is still writing the novel he started 25 years ago, Different Eyes.

Past Student Reviews:

 “I liked the emphasis on answering questions and troubleshooting challenges that workshop participants have experienced in the past. Great workshop!!”



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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States