Fred Hopkins & Keren Gilbert make their first letterpress print on the Royal Imperial Flat Bed Press.
In the background you can see the yellow &. The woodtype is large. 5" (360 point) or 126mm for the letters and 6.75" (480 point) or 166mm for the &.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.