DAN WOOD is the founder and driving force (for better or worse!) at the shop. After a brief stint studying history at McGill University in Montreal, he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994, and was soon off and running in the printing world. He continued his education in print by learning the crafts of offset lithographic and letterpress printing in commercial print shops from Washington, D.C. to Providence, Rhode Island. His own work has been shown nationally and internationally, and is represented in many private and public collections, including the print collections of Wheaton College, the New York Public Library, RISD Museum of Art, and soon to be at the Iraqi National Library. He is an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of design.
In addition to sharing creative responsibilities for the shop, she is the main contact person, and will help guide your project from quoting, design and prepress, to production and shipping. LOIS came to DWRI in 2011 after graduating from RISD with a BFA in Printmaking in 2010. She is a board member at New Urban Arts, a key member at the AS220 community print shop, and an active artist. She exhibits her own work locally and nationally, some of which can be seen and purchased here in the DWRI Letterpress Shop.
The selection of inks for printing is pretty endless.
To have consistent results, inks are blended by weight.
Ink and varnish cans. I love the patina on these.
Solvent is poured into the container and the brush is pushed on the top which brings a little of the solvent up at a time. Neatness counts
I'm interested in the long fingers and ink stains on his hands. Workingman's hands.
Everything around the shop has a slight hint of ink