Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Gary
Last Name
Johanson
Press Name
G. Johanson, Letterpress
City
Deltona / Orange City
State
Florida
Country
United States
Website or Blogsite
www.gjohanson.com
Year You Started with Letterpress
1969
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

Originally through Print "Shop" classes at Conestoga High School, Berwyn PA. Later, through hobby printing with Kelsey presses which expanded into a money making venture, and eventually lead to press "restoration" at local museums. Eventually, I set up my own Letterpress Shop at home.

Presses & Equipment

C&P New Series 8x12, C&P New Series 10x15, Show Card proofer, Challenge paper cutter, Mac and PC based design station and standard drafting board & Equipment, plus approx. 20 drawers of foundry type.

Education & Training

High School trained by a Trade Industry teacher, worked in a commercial shop up until the Oil Embargo shut down the printing industry in Orlando, where I had to change careers.

Work History

Worked at Robinson Press, Orlando, and BKM Press, where I was in charge of all Letterpress operations, along with offset pre press, photography and plating.

Other Interests & Hobbies

I am a musician, a Radio Amateur (WD4NKA), a Historian, and a free lance writer for the electronics hobby industry.

Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
Birth Year
1955
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