Crystal Vaughan's Profile
I'm originally from Ottawa, Ontario, but moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to attend school. I have both a BA and an MA in English literature.
I got into letterpress printing in early 2010 when I was introduced to the Letterpress Gang, a group of people who preserve an old print shop in the heart of Halifax by maintaining and using the equipment, and educating others on the joys of hand-setting type for print.
I found I loved letterpress so much that I wanted to start printing on my own, so I bought a tabletop Kelsey Excelsior 3x5 printing press. It's small (and therefore my prints are small), but it has been a good teaching tool for my craft. I recently acquired a larger press: an 8x12 Chandler & Price, but it needs some work in order to be operational.
I wanted to open up shop so that I could share some…
- Born on June 9
- Joined December 7, 2011