Printing on a Tabletop Platen Press

$ 350.00

June 17th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Nina Eve Zeininger
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 17th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: June 18th, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Tabletop platen presses might be small but they pack a punch! These clamshell-style presses are great for printing cards, invitations, bookmarks, and coasters. Unlike cylinder presses, they are capable of printing on oddly shaped papers as well as those of unusual thickness, such as coasters. 

Topics covered include typesetting, locking up the chase, handling registration, ink mixing, printing edition work, and press clean up. Students will work through a variety of projects as they learn to operate these versatile letterpresses. 

*Completion of this 2-day workshop qualifies you to rent Tabletop Platen Presses at San Francisco Center for the Book.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $350.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18, 2017 :: 10am-6pm

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 | Nina Eve Zeininger

Nina Eve Zeininger has been obsessed with books since before she could read when she received Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child. While earning her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible and after graduating completed the Bookbinding Certificate program at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She now spends her time teaching book arts workshops throughout California, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and playing fetch with her cats. You can view her work on her website and at her Etsy store neon sprinkles studio and follow her activities on her blog: Things I Make and Find.

Past Student Reviews:

"Nina was a great teacher- very patient and very knowledgeable!"

“I liked exploring the type drawers and learning to use the tabletop platen letterpresses. Nina was great!”

“Nina has the knowledge, personality and passion to be teaching this class.”

“Nina is an excellent instructor...patient, fun, knowledgeable and a great communicator.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States