Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Steve
Last Name
Robison
Press Name
The Robison Press
City
Belmont
State
California
Country
United States
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
1958
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
<p style="text-align: justify;">At the age of 7, I saw a Superior Marking and Equipment Company toy "Cub" press with rubber letters in a store window in Oahu, Hawaii and thought it was "cool.". Santa brought it to me on Christmas morning and I printed my first 3" x 5" neighborhood "newspaper" that afternoon. I continued to print on successively larger toy presses for the next 5 or 6 years.Then in Junior High I discoverd "real" printing in the school print shop with both letterpress and offset.We printed all sorts of certificates, stationery and the school newspaper. In college, in 1970, a friend phoned me to say a 10x15 C&amp;P Old Style was abandoned in an empty lot in Oakland California, and he thought I might want it. On a college break, I investigated and got permission to move it home. I restored it and print on it to this day. After that I became a hobby printer while I pursued a totally different career in college administration and student leadership development. But I have continued to collect and tinker with letterpress ever since.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: justify;">10x15 C&amp;P Old Style, 10x15 C&amp;P New Series, Golding Pearls, Vandercook Proof Presses, Many Tabletops and miniatures: C&amp;P Pilot Old Style, Golding, Sigwalt, Kelsey, Craftsmen, etc., Challenge paper cutter, several hundred cases of type, and all the assorted letterpress stuff that comes with the craft.</p>
Education & Training
<p style="text-align: justify;">Related to letterpress: A Junior High printing class....... Unrelated to letterpress: Political Science, Public Administration, Environmental Law, Educational Administration</p>
Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies
<p style="text-align: justify;">Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Swimming, Paddle Board Surfing, Vegetable Gardening, Real Estate Investing, Historic Home Restoration, The San Jose Printers' Guild at History Park in San Jose, Calif., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), founder and list manager of the sfletterpress yahoogroup.</p>
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
AAPA, San Jose Printer's Guild
Birth Year
1951
Your Photo or Press Photo

Predefined Group Memberships

APA: Amalgamated Printers Association
AAPA: Amatuer American Press Association
APHA: American Printing History Association
ATF: American Typecasting Fellowship
BPs: British Printing Society
LOLP: Ladies of Letterpress

NAPA: National Amateur Press Association