Two Crow Press
1406 Yuma St
I have been working in letterpress and book arts since 2005 when an assistant professor at Kansas State University (Rachel Melis) was teaching classes in those fields. Though I ultimately transferred to the University of Kansas to finish a BFA in Printmaking, I never stopped taking classes in letterpress and book arts. When I found a C & P Pilot last year, I jumped at the opportunity to work with letterpress again. I love letterpress, because it engages multiple senses. My press is cast iron with well-worn smooth parts and pitted rough patches. The smell and tack of the oil-based ink as I mix the perfect color. The clicking that the gears make as I print. The coolness of the paper fresh from the damp-pack. The surge of success from using just the right amount of ink and pressure to get that crisp impression and rich color that all letterpress printers seek. I love it all.