About the Shop
Horton Tank Graphics was established in 1987 by Art Larson to do fine press, limited edition book printing. The shop is also well equipped for long-run commercial printing.
Vandercook No.4 (two presses), maximum sheet size: approx. 15 x 19 inches
Vandercook 325A, sheet size: approx. 24 x 27 inches
Heidelberg platen press “T,” sheet size: approx. 10 x 15 inches
300 fonts of wood type, many from fine 19th-century makers such as Page & Co. and Vanderburgh & Wells
200 fonts of metal ornaments, many from 19th century Boston foundries
About Art Larson
“I began my printing career in 1979, working with Harold McGrath and Barry Moser at The Hampshire Typothetae in Northampton, Massachusetts. Harold and Barry were unfailingly patient and generous with me, and I am eternally grateful to them. Most of my work was for Barry’s Pennyroyal Press—notably the two Alice books and Frankenstein (A Century for the Century, #92). From 1984 through 1987, I worked with Dan Keleher at his Wild Carrot Letterpress in Hadley, Massachusetts—a short bike ride from Northampton where I live. Much of this work was for The Limited Editions Club. In 1987, I established Horton Tank Graphics (named after the water tower outside the building), upstairs from Wild Carrot in the East Street Studios building. From 1987 through 2005, I printed 30 books for Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press (perhaps most notably Icones (A Century for the Century, #96), and Zapf’s Civilité (Ninety From the Nineties, #31). Much other work has been done, especially 12 books for Michael Kuch’s Double Elephant Press.” —AL
Every job is unique and complicated in its own way, so there are no quick ballpark estimates given. After consulting with a client and reviewing written specifications, a written estimate will be provided.
A deposit of one-half is required to start the job, the final half to be paid upon delivery.
About the Site
I’d like to acknowledge those who have helped in the creation of this site:
All the artists and publishers who have generously allowed their work to be reproduced on the site
Barbara Blumenthal, K Howat, Bob Moore, and Suzanne Noel for their copyediting and proof reading
Jamie Steglinski, web designer, for all her work finally getting the site online
Joe Riedel, for all of his photos of the shop and the building
Stephen Petegorsky, for his photos of books and prints
and most especially, Sara Krohn, information architect, graphic designer, and counselor, without whom there wouldn’t be a site.