Presses: the Heidelberg GTO offset

Experience: 3 years printing generally. I haven’t printed letterpress here yet, I’m still a newbie!

Learning: I learned to print at Business Cards Tomorrow in East Syracuse. Chris Monahan taught me everything I know.

Print shop essentials: ruler, ink knife.

Best printing trick: with offset printing, slowly building up to color is the best way to get it right.

Favorite part of printing: washing up — it means that I’m done with the job and it’s proof that I just accomplished something.

Least favorite part of printing: switching between jobs and matching colors.

Music of choice when on press: books on tape. I recently finished up the Lord of the Rings, which took me about 3 weeks to finish, and I just listened to the Dark Materials trilogy (by Philip Pullman) — that one took about a week and a half to finish. Now I’m listening to the Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind.

A fact about Boxcar Press: everyone here gets along really well with each other. We’ve got a great mix of pressmen and repairmen, which makes for a really great team.

Extracurricular activities: illustration. I’ve been working on a graphic novel for some time now.