Tabletop Platen Press Maintenance

$ 65.00

June 28th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 28th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: June 28th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Tabletop Press as well as related models. You will learn the points of maintenance, lubrication, and cleaning. The instructor will provide troubleshooting tips and explain the differences between various models. This workshop includes hands-on maintenance work, including assembling and disassembling parts of the press. Whether you use studio presses, are thinking of buying one or already own one, this workshop will provide excellent direction for your future presswork. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 28, 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:

“So much helpful and useful information - I think Alan may actually know EVERYTHING about letterpress.”

“One of the best instructors I've had yet - he is super knowledgeable, passionate about letterpress, and dedicated to helping his students.  Great class!”

“Very informative, lots of good tips, lots of opportunity to ask specific questions about our own experiences and problems with our own presses."


$ 65.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States