Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Press Name
Deep Wood Press
United States
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing

It started in college as I was working toward my BFA in printmaking. Someone came and gave a very simple workshop on bookbinding and I was immediately hooked as my intaglio prints were small I started to put them in book form as a silent narrative. This worked for a little while then I wanted words but this was before laser and inkjet printers were common and a sheet of Rives BFK wouldn't have gone through them anyway if I did have access. THIS is how I discovered letterpress - I hooked up with an old 2nd generation printer and his little job shop, we set type by hand and ran short runs of text pages on a (at the time) very scary C&P 10x15. In 1992 I started Deep Wood Press in my present location and the studio started out in a 16x20' shop I built next to my cabin. I was given a Challenge 15MP (Vandercook SP15 clone) and a cabinet of type and secured a C&P Pilot as well and these combined with my Blick 999 intaglio press got me started making books in editions.

Presses & Equipment

Kelsey 5x8, C&P 6x10 Pilot, C&P 8x12 OS, Vandercook 219 OS, ATF Little Giant model 6, Heidelberg Windmill 10x15, 26" Paul Shniedewend & Co. Reliance guillotine, Sanborn standing press, numerous book presses, lying press & plough, foil stamping machines, Potdevin glue machine, Linotype model 31, Hammond Easy Kastor EK-5C, Hammond Glider saw, BAG 25.5x47" Intaglio press, Blick 999 18x24 Intaglio press, Hollander Beater, felts, molds, etc.....

Education & Training

BFA Printmaking - Grand Valley State College (now University) Many workshops in bookbinding and a short apprenticeship in conservation I hung around the Type Kitchen at the University of Iowa a lot but was never enrolled Member of the now defunct Chicago Hand Bookbinders

Work History

In 1992 I opened Deep Wood Press, work has continued uninterrupted since that time.

Other Interests & Hobbies

bookbinding, type design, fine art, BOOKS, playing music (guitar), fly fishing, kayaking, x-country skiing, my kids.

Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APA, WEN, FPBA, GBW, Brayer & Bodkin (MI)
Birth Year
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