Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Nancy
Last Name
Hill
Press Name
Hazel & Violet
City
Phoenix
State
AZ
Country
United States
Website or Blogsite
www.hazelandvioletink.com
Year You Started with Letterpress
2009
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

Saw an ad for a letterpress shop for sale

Presses & Equipment

10x15 NS Chandler & Price; Heidelberg T-Platen; Potter #2; Reprex #1; Adana 4x6

Education & Training
Trial and error
Work History

My business partner Beverly Wolfe and I started out just wanting a little table top for the fun of it...long time lovers of typography and paper we went in search of....

What we found was an entire letterpress shop... C&P, Challenge Cutter, tons of type, 2 galley cases, a wonderful Hamilton imposing stone, 9 slug cutters, and boxes of tools. Naturally we bought it all. The owner had a horse trailer and we rented a truck - with 9 friends we moved it into a completely renovated garage. Our first job (with virtually NO experience) was three color wedding invite with a 3 color envelope - It literally took us 4 weeks to print it.

Other Interests & Hobbies
Beverly - Calligraphy, needlework, theater Nancy - Non-profit community based art organizations
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APHA, LOLP
Birth Year
1947
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