Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Matthew
Last Name
Lamoureux
Press Name
918 Printery
City
Bristol
State
Connecticut
Country
USA
Website or Blogsite
www.918printery.com
Year You Started with Letterpress
2008
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

A coworker heard me talking about wanting an old hand operated lever platen press to fool around with. I wanted to connect and keep a reminder of where the art of printing had started. Especially since printing is no longer so much an art anymore with all the automation and digitalization. It turned out that this generous coworker had a circa 1970s Honer B collecting dust in his families rubber stamp business. Many decades ago letterpresses were used not only for printing ink on paper, but also for making molds to pour hot rubber into for stamps. Like printing however the trade has evolved and the press and type was no longer needed or used. The press, type and a few other items they had were mine for the taking. A very very generous offer and gift that will never be forgotten. We transported it all to our home, set it up, cleaned it off and so that was the beginning.

Presses & Equipment

Hohner B, 6x10 Golding #7, 10x15 ATF Little Giant #6, 12x18 Heidelberg S Cylinder, 21x28

Education & Training
20+ years of commercial printing
Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies
2nd generation Camaros
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
Birth Year
1972
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