Cylinder Core Certificate Program

San Francisco Center for the Book’s Cylinder Core Certificate Program is structured to allow for scheduling flexibility and advanced study opportunities while offering students a comprehensive foundation in letterpress printing using a Cylinder press. This Core Certificate program offers personal attention from master teachers and access to our well-equipped print studio.

Finding details and enrolling in this program is simple:

STEP #1 - Click here to read the Program Guide.

STEP #2 - Review the schedule below.

STEP #3 - To receive the $100 discount either register for a weeklong intensive (rate already discounted) or register for an entire series (1-4) at once via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person - this discount is not available via online registration.

Questions? Contact us at or 415-565-0545.

Cylinder Core Schedule Summer 2022 (May-August)

SUMMER 2022 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Students who sign up for the full series of Core 1-4 single-day workshops by April 15, 2021 will receive a reduced rate of $640. Please call or email to enroll. The Early Bird Special does not apply to the 4-Day Intensive.

CYLINDER CORE 1 :: Experience Letterpress! with Paula Gloistein: Sunday, May 1, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 1 :: Experience Letterpress! with Alan Hillesheim: Saturday, May 14, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 1 :: Experience Letterpress! with Leigh McLellan: Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 & 26, 6:30-10pm

CYLINDER CORE 2 :: Power of the Broadside with Brian Ferrett: Saturday, June 11, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 2 :: Power of the Broadside with Lisa Rappoport: Sunday, June 26, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 3 :: Posterized with Alan Hillesheim: Sunday, July 10, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 4 :: Digital into Analog with Paula Gloistein: Sunday, August 7, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 1-4 :: 4-DAY INTENSIVE with Thea Sizemore: Tuesday-Friday, August 2-5, 9:30-5:30pm

Secondary Core Schedule

Secondary Core workshops may have prerequisites; please read the class description for details.

POLYMER CORE 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress :: Wednesdays, April 20 & 27, 2022, 4-6pm ONLINE

POLYMER CORE 2 :: Photopolymer Platemaking Lab - new session coming Fall 2022

SECONDARY CORE :: JOBBING PLATEN CERTIFICATION :: Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 9:30-5:30pm