Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Lauri
Last Name
Taylor
Press Name
Loose Cannon Press
City
Salt Lake City
State
UT
Country
USA
Website or Blogsite
http://
Year You Started with Letterpress
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
<p style="text-align: justify;">My father had a hobby printshop. He started collecting type and presses in the early 1970s. I moved out of state, but every trip home I would print with my dad. In 2009 I decided to get my own press so I could learn more instead of starting from scratch a couple of times a year. After having the luxury of working in a fully equipped shop, it was quite a shock to discover just how much equipment one needs to print. And the more you get the more you want.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: justify;">Old Style 10X15 C&amp;P 1875 Albion, Harrild &amp; Sons No. 1 Pearl Old Style No. 11 Pearl (Improved) Intertype Model 4 3x5 Something. I think an Ideal No. 3 Nolan Proof Press A tiny rail press which might be a Daisy but it is still in a box somewhere.</p>
Education & Training
<p style="text-align: justify;">I learned from my father. While living in Michigan I learned a lot from the very knowledgeable members of the Monks and Friars Chappel as well as some wonderful people in the Michigan Letterpress Guild. I am so grateful all the help I received from these folks.</p>
Work History
<p style="text-align: justify;">Printing is a hobby. My day job is sales and marketing for a publisher.</p>
Other Interests & Hobbies
<p style="text-align: justify;">I play old-time fiddle. Desperately seeking an old time banjo player here in Salt Lake. In keeping with my love of lead, I also am a muzzleloader shooter. Have hell box will cast bullets. I am a quilter with a fabric stash that almost rivals my type collection, and if not working on any of the above, I can be found working in my garden or hiking in my beloved Wasatch mountains.</p>
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APA
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