Letterpress Core: Floor Model Platen Press

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$ 300.00

June 23rd, 2012 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: June 23rd, 2012 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 30th, 2012 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Saturdays, 6/23 and 6/30

Want to print on oddly shaped paper or unusually thick stock such as pulp coasters? Try out our C&P floor model platen press. In many ways more challenging to use than a Vandercook proof press, this treadle-run or motorized press can produce larger editions in less time. Tackle issues specific to printing on a platen press, such as chase lockup, paper feeding, packing, registration, and using photopolymer plates. You'll investigate issues such as feeding paper in a consistent way, adjusting the platen, preparing makeready, and printing on thick paper. You’ll also learn how to score paper and use a creasing matrix. After you take this two-session workshop, you will be qualified to rent time on SFCB’s C&P floor model platen press.

Materials to bring: Please bring 1 or 2 line quotation or poem to print.
Materials Fee: $30
Letterpress Core: Floor Model Platen Press is part of the SFCB Letterpress Certificate Program. To receive the Letterpress Certificate, students must complete Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press, Photopolymer Platemaking Lab and Advanced Letterpress: Production Printing.

Advantages of participating in the SFCB Letterpress Certificate Program:
• Access to the best letterpress facilities and instructors on the West Coast;
• Collaboration and interaction with other eager letterpress students;
• Knowledge of the essentials of traditional letterpress printing;
• A beautiful letterpress-printed completion certificate;
• Discounts on class registration and studio rental for certificate holders and students enrolled in the certificate program;
• Five hours of free studio rental;
• Opportunity to participate in exhibitions in the Austin/Burch Gallery;
• The satisfaction of knowing how to make to make a darn good letterpress print!

$ 300.00