Jobbing Platen Core 1 :: Experience Letterpress!

$ 200.00

June 10th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 10th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 10th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Jobbing Platen Certificate Program

Chandler and Price may have ceased production of presses in 1964, but these stalwart machines will carry on the work to be done for decades to come. In light of that, we are offering our Core Certificate Program on these “Jobbing Platen” presses for those who want to treadle while they print. The jobbing platen is a workhorse for edition printing; once the printer understands how it responds, it faithfully and efficiently moves through the work. Students who finish the four core classes are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.  Click here to learn more about the Core Certification Program and find out how you can get a discount on all your classes.


Jobbing Platen Core 1 :: Experience Letterpress!

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. Print your own cards!

Competencies Gained:

  • Knowledge:

    • Introductory history of the art and craft of relief printing

    • How letterpress printing works

  • Skills:

    • Introduction to the type case, composition and the composing stick

    • Introduction to studio practices

    • Pulling a print

  • Equipment:

    • Introduction to the jobbing platen press and safety points

    • Movable type and cuts

      All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisite: None; optional: Introduction to Letterpress

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Saturday, June 10, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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


About the Instructor | Lisa Rappoport

Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers ReviewLiteral Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S.  You can visit her website at http://littoralpress.com


Past Student Reviews

“Lisa is wonderful, and an excellent teacher. I was impressed right out of the gate when. She's warm, personable and I really enjoyed learning from her.  This stuff is just so cool. Thanks to Lisa & SFCB for making this possible.”

“Lisa was great, very knowledgeable, very thorough and her expertise and enthusiasm are very apparent.”

“It was very thorough.  Lisa makes sure you know how to work the press before you leave the class.”


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States