Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
John and Allison
Last Name
Press Name
New Zealand
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
Started making books by hand for our primary School classes. Bought a Johne Monopol, type, etc to start printing our own books, posters, cards and ephemera. Largley self taught.
Presses & Equipment
Imperial Flat bed circa 1828, Imperial blocking press 1868, Albion flat bed table press 140 years old, Official table press 140 years old. Hunters Stereo Proof Press circa 100 years, Pearl Platen treadle press 106 years old, large collection of lead and wood type, stereo blocks, flowers, bookbinding equiment. We have written, illustrated, bound and published over 100 books.
Education & Training
Primary Trained teachers.
Work History
Both about 30 years teaching experience each. For the last 15 years ihave been conducting letterpress and printmaking classes from Homeprint and have travelled throughout New Zealand and a few trips overseas teaching 'Book Art'.
Other Interests & Hobbies
Organic garden, hosting wwoofers and conduct 'artist in residence'. Significant collection of contemporary New Zealand art. Have a collection of artist books from around the world.
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
Birth Year
1944 and 1948
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