Polymer Core 2 :: Photopolymer Platemaking Lab

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April 19th, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lars Kim
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: April 19th, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: April 19th, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This three-hour workshop teaches students how to make detailed photopolymer plates that result in high-quality letterpress prints. The course includes discussions of how to produce both metal-backed and sticky-backed plates from film and digital files.

Before registering for this workshop, we recommend taking our Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress or contact Chad Johnson at chad@sfcb.org to find out how to prepare for this class.The Photopolymer Platemaking Lab qualifies participants to rent SFCB’s photopolymer plate maker.

Materials to Bring: None. Optional: high density negative to turn into a polymer plate in class.

Workshop Fee (includes $5 materials fee): $65.00

Date & Time: Thursday, April 19, 2018 :: 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 | Lars Kim

Lars Kim is a designer and letterpress printer living in San Francisco. After several years in architecture and new media, she unexpectedly stumbled upon a Heidelberg Windmill and rediscovered the tactile beauty of letterpress. Since then, she has deepened her passion for typography as well as the technical aspects of print and bookbinding, working on a wide range of commercial and private projects. She happily continues to sling pixels and ink at Logos Graphics and her freelance practice, Solsken Design. 

Past Student Reviews:

“I completely appreciate that Lars let us all have an hands on experience creating the polymer plate from beginning to end.”

“I truly enjoy taking classes from Lars Kim. She shares her tips and examples and gives great guidance. She is open to answering all our questions and even explaining further when I am unclear on a process. I hope there will be more classes to take with Lars Kim at SFCB! Thank you!”

“Lars Kim is a phenomenal instructor! I am inspired to make my own polymer plates!”

“Lars brought an unusually expert yet casual approach to explaining the topic. She was inspirational!”

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States