Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
victoria Jutras
Last Name
kniering
Press Name
Pleiades Press
City
Cheshire
State
CT
Country
United States
Website or Blogsite
www.victoriajutraskniering.net
Year You Started with Letterpress
1987
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

I started making books around 1987, at which time I learned about the Vandercook sp15 and setting type. I had been around production printing probably since i was 13 or so....my mother ran the printing dept. in a large insurance company so I would "help out" in the bindery sometimes on weekends when she would go in on weekends during busy season. Fond memories of the large press room with all the heidleburgs singing away.

Presses & Equipment

I now have my own Vandercook sp-15 that sits besides an old fuchs and lang stone lithography press, which in turn stands next to a newer takach etching press and a 5x8 kelsey and a mini kelsey that I use for demonstrating how multiple copies were done using type...a sign press, an old thompson card press. all are used, even if it's for an extra surface when needed. I love my old presses, they have such history, and the work hard. I try to use them as much as possible with traditional as well as more experimental approaches -- it keeps ones mind in perspective...easy is not always better.

Education & Training
MFA sculpture/printmaking
Work History
professor of fine art, part-time
Other Interests & Hobbies
kerry blue terriers
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
LOLP
Birth Year
1950
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