Introduction to Letterpress

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$ 70.00

January 14th, 2020 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Robin Weinert
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: January 14th, 2020 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: January 14th, 2020 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 Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $70.00

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: 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:

 “Very Hands on, easy to get in the zone of the craft.”

“Thorough and quality instruction.”

“Super-interesting topic, a really cool venue and equipment (the presses, the type, etc.), and, most of all a really excellent instructor. Robin is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, but also approachable, dynamic, patient, and funny.”

“I got talked into coming, and I was really glad I did it! An outstanding class!”

“Knowledgeable but not in the least pushy, great at both listening to students AND at conveying the material! Overall a really effective instructor!”

$ 70.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States