- First Name
- Last Name
- Press Name
- The Robison Press
- United States
- Website or Blogsite
- Year You Started with Letterpress
- How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
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&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.
- Presses & Equipment
10x15 C&P Old Style, 10x15 C&P New Series, Golding Pearls, Vandercook Proof Presses, Many Tabletops and miniatures: C&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.
- Education & Training
Related to letterpress: A Junior High printing class....... Unrelated to letterpress: Political Science, Public Administration, Environmental Law, Educational Administration
- Work History
- Other Interests & Hobbies
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.
- Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
- AAPA, San Jose Printer's Guild
- Birth Year
- Your Photo or Press Photo