Introduction to Letterpress

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$ 65.00

August 7th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Robin Weinert
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: August 7th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 7th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

If you have heard about letterpress but are not really sure what it is or how it works, this class will allow you to peer inside the rich history and engaging techniques of letterpress printing. This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press. Participants will learn the basics of setting type using SFCB’s vast collection of lead type and decorative ornaments as well as inking, locking up and pulling a print.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Monday, August 7, 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 | Robin Weinert

Robin Weinert is an artist and printmaker living and working in Oakland CA. He has a BFA in printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a decade of experience in the commercial printing industry here in the Bay Area. Robin owns Oakland Printing Co. A specialty printing company, which focuses on letterpress, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting. His handmade books can be found in the collections of the University of Iowa, and Yale University, among others.

Past Student Reviews:

“We got to touch ALL the letters, presses, and lead. now I want to come back and play with all the other presses and use more letters.”

“What a patient person. He jumped from person to person answering questions, doing setups, and kept things moving.”


“The instructor was great! Very informative and lots of personalized attention, which was especially helpful for those of us who were new to letterpress. It was fun to make something from scratch and walk out of the class with a final product.”


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States