Jobbing Platen Core 3 :: Postcard Express
July 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: July 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: July 22nd, 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 3 :: Posterized
Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, setting gauge pins, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own postcards!
Builds on skills from Cores 1 and 2
Press construction and proper use of the press
Make-ready / packing
Setting gauge pins
Increased familiarity with the jobbing platen press
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None.
Prerequisite: Jobbing Platen Cores 1 and 2
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00
Date & Time: Saturday, July 22, 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
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
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
“Instructor provides a great balance between history and background with tons of time for hands on learning.”
“Alan is a fantastic instructor. Very pleasant, patient and encouraging.”
“Alan was an excellent teacher, passionate about the subject at hand and great at offering a thorough introduction to the workings of letterpress printing in one day.”
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133