Hand-fed Cylinder Proof Press Maintenance
August 10th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: August 10th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: August 10th, 2017 9:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
Good printing comes by knowing what a press can do. In this workshop you will examine every aspect of the press with an eye toward maintaining all of its parts as well as adjusting those parts for optimal printing. Not only will you learn how to maintain the press and trouble shoot problems, you will also learn how to fix the press. Knowledge of press maintenance will not only keep the press in good working order, it will make you a better printer.
Students will learn how to evaluate the condition of any hand-fed cylinder proof press quickly and concisely; they will learn how to adjust rollers and impression, control inking and fix simple problems. They will learn how to maintain the press through lubrication and adjustment.
*This is the perfect companion course for students enrolled in SFCB's Cylinder Core Certificate program.
Materials to Bring: None.
Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00
Date & Time: Thursday, August 10, 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
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:
“I liked the emphasis on answering questions and troubleshooting challenges that workshop participants have experienced in the past. The small size of the class made this approach work particularly well. Great workshop!!”
“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!”
“Loved the class and instructor. “
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133