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 Winter 2023 (January - April) 

WINTER 2023 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Students who sign up for the full series of Core 1-4 single-day workshops by December 20, 2022 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 Alan Hillesheim :: Sunday, January 22 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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

CYLINDER CORE 3 :: Posterized with Lisa Rappoport :: Saturday, March 11 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 4 :: Digital into Analog with Paula Gloistein :: Sunday, April 23 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 1-4 :: 4-Day Intensive with Thea Sizemore :: Monday-Thursday, March 6-9 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Secondary Core Schedule

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