Tour of DWRI Letterpress
Join Dan Wood, owner of DWRI Letterpress, for a tour of the working letterpress print shop. You’ll see DWRI Letterpress’ collection of historic printing equipment and learn how they transform work from clients, designers, and artists to printed editions. See a demonstration of the Linotype machine which casts fresh metal type from a collection of brass molds.
Located on the west side of Providence, DWRI Letterpress is a full-service letterpress printshop offering hot metal typecasting, hot foil stamping, print publishing, poster printing, invitations, and business stationery.
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Dan Wood is an artist, printer, and printmaker in Providence, Rhode Island. He has a strong belief in the deep social impact printing can have, and makes prints in the hope it can start a conversation, spark interest or outrage, or even just to bring attention to a single fleeting moment. He divides his studio time between producing his own work, running DWRI Letterpress, the letterpress print shop he founded in 2002, teaching part-time in the Printmaking Department at the Rhode Island School of Design, and trying very hard to find his coffee, keys, or whatever that last thing was he just put down.
His work is held in private and public collections, including The New York Public LIbrary, The RISD Museum, and Wheaton College.