Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Casey
Last Name
McGarr
Press Name
Inky Lips Press
City
McKinney
State
Texas
Country
USA
Website or Blogsite
www.inkylipspress.com
Year You Started with Letterpress
2001
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
<p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p>
Education & Training
<p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p>
Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies
<p style="text-align: justify;">Bicycling, hiking, trail running, linoleum carving, and holding letterpress workshops.</p>
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
Array
Birth Year
1957
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