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
<p style="text-align: justify;">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&amp;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&amp;P Pilot as well and these combined with my Blick 999 intaglio press got me started making books in editions.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: justify;">Kelsey 5x8, C&amp;P 6x10 Pilot, C&amp;P 8x12 OS, Vandercook 219 OS, ATF Little Giant model 6, Heidelberg Windmill 10x15, 26" Paul Shniedewend &amp; Co. Reliance guillotine, Sanborn standing press, numerous book presses, lying press &amp; 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.....</p>
Education & Training
<p style="text-align: justify;">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</p>
Work History
<p style="text-align: justify;">In 1992 I opened Deep Wood Press, work has continued uninterrupted since that time.</p>
Other Interests & Hobbies
<p style="text-align: justify;">bookbinding, type design, fine art, BOOKS, playing music (guitar), fly fishing, kayaking, x-country skiing, my kids.</p>
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