Printer Information

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First Name
Last Name
Press Name
Inky Lips Press
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

I was introduced to Letterpress printing in 1996 when I was employed at Fossil as creative director, we were designing an Annual Report and a set of tin designs in collaboration with Hatch Show Print in Nashville, TN. There I met Jim Sherraden who manages Hatch and got the letterpress bug and was introduced to the history, technique, creativity, and beautiful typography.

Presses & Equipment

In 2001 I became self employed and went onto Ebay and bought a 3x5 Kelsey, and a 6x9 Kelsey. Since 2001 I've owned a Vandercook 4, Universal l AB, 32-28E Power Press, Universal lll ABA, a Challenge 15MP, Kluge 10x15, and a Heidelberg Windmill 10x15. The Vandercook Universal 1 and Universal lll are the presses I've kept in my shop. I also process photopolymer on a Anderson Vreeland Orbital Vlll, 8 cabinets of metal and wood type, Chandler Price Guillotine, Hammond Glider Saw and other printing relates accoutrements.

Education & Training

I received a BFA in Visual Communication from Texas Tech and an MFA in Visual Communication from Texas A&M University-Commerce in Downtown Dallas. I’m self-taught on all the presses thanks to manuals, reading forums and asking lots of questions of my friend Jim Irwin out in AZ. I currently teach Visual Communication and Letterpress Printing to undergraduates and Visual Communication to graduate level students at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Downtown Dallas.

Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies

Bicycling, hiking, trail running, linoleum carving, and holding letterpress workshops.

Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
Birth Year
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