Carl Montford

Carl is an accomplished wood engraver and letterpress printer. He established his first private press, The Montford Press in the early 1970s. He is self taught in both respects, and is still producing limited edition wood engraving prints and letterpress items such as broadsides. He teaches private students out of his home based studio in West Seattle, and also teaches at the School of Visual Concepts (SVC) in Seattle. Engraving in endgrain woods and other materials is and has been a joy of Carl for years as well as hand setting type and printing on his many presses in his studio, including his restored Reliance Iron Handpress. Also the teaching first time students is a joy, especially when they pull their first print and always there is a ‘wow’ that follows, and Carl enjoys hearing what he calls the ‘wow factor’ the louder the better.