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 a discount * either register for a 4-day intensive or register for an entire series at once via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.

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

Cylinder Core Schedule

CYLINDER CORE 1 :: Experience Letterpress! with Lisa Rappoport: Saturday, September 11, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 2 :: Power of the Broadside with Paula Gloistein: Saturday, October 2, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 3 :: Posterized with Alan Hillesheim: Saturday, October 23, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 4 :: Digital into Analog with Thea Sizemore: Saturday, November 13, 9:30-5:30pm

CYLINDER CORE 1-4 :: 4-DAY INTENSIVE with Thea Sizemore: Tuesday-Friday, November 30-December 3, 9:30-5:30pm

Secondary Core Schedule

Secondary Core workshops may have prerequisites. Click on each session for prerequisite details.

POLYMER CORE 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress - new session coming soon

POLYMER CORE 2 :: Photopolymer Platemaking Lab - new session coming soon