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

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.

Presses & Equipment

Old Style 10X15 C&P 1875 Albion, Harrild & 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.

Education & Training

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.

Work History

Printing is a hobby. My day job is sales and marketing for a publisher.

Other Interests & Hobbies

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.

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