Secondary Core :: Jobbing Platen Certification

$ 400.00

February 10th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: February 10th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: February 17th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

The jobbing platen was developed to meet the demand for greater volumes of printing with shorter production times.

Day 1 :: Postcard Express

Design, set up and run an edition of 50 postcards in this class that introduces the ecient mechanics of a Chandler & Price jobbing platen press.

Competencies Gained:

  • Composing a tight line / line justication
  • Making a mounted cut work with type
  • Proper form creation (planing)
  • Understanding mechanics of the jobbing platen
  • Press / job setup  
  • Imposing on a stone
  • Make-ready / packing
  • Rails / trucks / roller height

 Day 2 :: Photopolymer on the Platen

The development of photopolymer opened up a new world of possibilities for letterpress. This class teaches you to integrate platen printing with polymer plates, allowing you to print whatever ephemera you can dream up!

Competencies Gained:

  • Understanding mechanics of the jobbing platen
  • Press / job setup 
  • Locking up a base in a chase
  • Inking / troubleshooting polymer on a platen 

Materials to Bring: None.

Pre-requisite: Cylinder Cores 1-4.

Workshop Fee: $400.00

Date & Time: Saturdays, February 10 & 17 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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 | Lisa Rappoport

Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers ReviewLiteral Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S.  You can visit her website at

Past Student Reviews: 

“Very informative and helpful. Learned more techniques, especially with locking type in the chase." 

“I have been so impressed with these core classes for Paten Press. She was very insightful, patient and helpful. She allowed for creativity while offering input on how to easily and effectively carry it through.”

“She's amazing!!!!”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States