Presses: the Heidelberg Windmill (mainly). The Heidelberg GTO offset (occasionally).
Experience: 1.5 years on letterpress. 7.5 years printing generally.
Learning: I learned to print at Business Cards Tomorrow in East Syracuse — I went from customer service to pressman.
Print shop essentials: a ruler.
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida.
Best letterpress trick: make sure the paper is jogged and fanned correctly to make sure it doesn’t stick together when feeding through. It makes life a lot easier.
Favorite part of letterpress printing: putting ink to paper.
Least favorite step of the letterpress printing process: feeding the paper.
Music of choice when on press: modern rock on Pandora.
Proudest moment in printing career: there was a particular invitation set that I printed that was really detailed and difficult to print, and the bride was extremely happy with the end result. It was a 3-color job with a lot of registration and it was difficult to get the impression right on all three colors, so I was happy to hear that the bride liked the final outcome.
Extracurricular activities: I like the outdoors — camping, fishing, things like that.