Presses: the Heidelberg Windmill.
Experience: 6 months on letterpress. 2 years printing generally.
Learning: my dad got into the business when he was young and got me involved when I was 17. I printed offset with him at Quest Graphics (where he worked for many years) in Castle Rock, Colorado for about a year.
Print shop essentials: screwdrivers, sometimes a socket wrench.
Best letterpress trick: know how to fix color. Adjust your fountain and make sure the register is holding, and then keep hitting and adjusting until the color is right.
Favorite part of letterpress printing: getting the color right and balanced — it’s challenging but rewarding.
Least favorite part of printing: getting the impression right.
Music of choice when on press: rock & roll, classic rock — my favorite bands are Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
Hometown: Denver, Colorado.
Best letterpress printing trick: have patience. This isn’t a job for someone who wants to rush, you have to take your time.
Printing space: I’ve got some of the cartoon drawings that I’ve created hanging up in my workspace. They’re kind of goofy and have a comic strip feel.
Proudest moment in printing career: my first multiple color run. It came out really well and I was happy with the end result.
Extracurricular activities: I’m a musician — I play guitar and record music at home.