When did you start letterpress printing?:
What do you like best about letterpress printing?:
The power of simplicity and the honour of being able to work with presses that are 3 times older than myself.
What inspires you?:
I get inspired working together with other artist, daily life and watching work of other studios on IG and FB.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?:
Most of my work is done on the platen press, using van Son Rubber Base inks. I'm using different kinds of paper. Cotton papers and Craft is what i mostly use. I also love the papers of GF Smith.
How would you describe your artwork?:
I love typography and simple designs. Mostly i work with other illustrators, so the designs i sell for birth announcements and invitations are quit different. While building up my woodtype collection my work gets more analog where i first used polymer plates for every print.
What kind of products do you create?:
I create (business)cards and posters, birth announcements and invitations. I also sell stamps.
Since this year i started making funeral card with Koester Kaarten (Cherish Cards) www.koesterkaarten.nl I print these cards on forget-me-nots-paper. You can plant these cards after a funeral creating you're own special memorial spot.
Do you offer custom work?:
Where can we buy your products?:
You can buy my products in my own webshop on markets and i a few shops in the Netherlands.
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?:
Yes! You can contact me for individual and group workshops. There are mostly more fun than educational, printing posters with friends ore colleagues, or making your own stamp. I also transformed an old bakers bike to a mobile letterpress studio. You can find my with this bike on schools, festivals and markets.
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?:
Learning letterpress printing is a process of trial and error. You can read dozen of books about it, bud without getting your hands dirty, you'll never be a good printer. Sure some tips would be welcome in the beginning, bud i learned the most of the thing that gone wrong. I'm happy getting to know the retired priner. He was and is an great help in times of trouble.