Type A Press
When did you start letterpress printing?:
What do you like best about letterpress printing?:
The actual printing. I love the noise my press makes, I love mixing ink, I love getting new orders of paper, I love the feel of the impression in the paper.
What inspires you?:
I'm inspired by the history of my press in my family business. I am always thinking about printers before me and the conversations I wish I could have with them. I am inspired by the amazing designs I see others creating, because it fuels my desire to be better.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?:
I have a 1923 new style Chandler and Price. I stock and normally print on Crane Lettra paper, but have printed on coaters, card board and specialty papers. I use Van Son and Gans inks.
How would you describe your artwork?:
I do mostly custom printing for clients using their artwork. I am in the process of developing my own card line that will reflect my modern, fun style.
What kind of products do you create?:
Business and personal stationary, notecards, coasters, packaging, custom wood type prints.
Do you offer custom work?:
Where can we buy your products?:
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?:
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?:
I had great people who helped me get started, but on going questions about materials would have been nice.