Inky Lips Letterpress is owned and operated by Casey McGarr. He has 24 years of graphic design experience and has worked at an advertising agency and was a creative director for 9 years at Fossil. He started Inky Lips Letterpress in 2001 and has loved it ever since. Inky Lips Press has been working diligent at creating letterpress posters, letterpress invitations, and letterpress stationery.
We operate a Vandercook Universal lll, Vandercook Universal 1. We have 10 cabinets of metal and wood type and various other equipment to complete the letterpress printing process.
We have also begun making our own wood type using a CNC Fireball Comet to cut the hard maple wood and Vcarve pro for the production.
Jim Sherraden (black jacket), manager of Hatch Show Print stopped by with photographer Phil Hollenbeck. I've known Jim 1994. He's a great guy and a top notch letterpress printer.
Jim came to Dallas for the DSVC Student Show and presented . Phil Hollenbeck, Jim, and I hung out for a while, ate lunch, and talked about good food. Ryan (red printers apron) and I were printing the "High on Fire" poster on the Vandercook 32-28.