Jobbing Platen Press Maintenance

$ 65.00

August 24th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 24th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 24th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn how to maintain your Jobbing Platen Press and get tips on troubleshooting and basic repair. This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Jobbing Platen Press and 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. You will perform 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. 

*This workshop is the perfect companion class for students enrolled in SFCB's Jobbing Platen Core Certificate program.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Thursday, August 24, 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:

"Wonderful that he is extremely knowledgeable and is current in printing."

"Alan was a great teacher and very good at explaining things."

"Good intro and explanation."

"So helpful and inspiring. Makes me glad I have a press."


$ 65.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States