Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Richard
Last Name
Hopkins
Press Name
Hill & Dale Private Press and Typefoundry
City
Terra Alta
State
West Virginia
Country
USA
Website or Blogsite
http://
Year You Started with Letterpress
1963
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
As a kid I had a Swifset Rubber Stamp Press. Got the "bug" in 7th grade mandatory printing class where we learned the case and learned the basics.
Presses & Equipment
Various small presses plus a Vandercook Uinversal 1, a Heidelberg 10x15 windmill, a 7x11 Pearl. Seven operational typecasting machines in my shop including Composition Casters driven via computer interfaces.
Education & Training
BS & MS in journalism at West Virginia University
Work History
Worked in newspapers and for Associated Press for brief time. Owned a weekly in 1970s. Taught typography & advertising at WV university for 7 years. Own & operate commecial printing plant, Pioneer Press, for over 40 years.
Other Interests & Hobbies
Deeply involved in typography, design, typecasting, and all other aspects of letterpress.
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APA, AAPA, APHA, ATF, NAPA
Birth Year
Nov. 20, 1939
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