Casey McGarr
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  • Mckinney, TX
  • United States
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Casey McGarr replied to Emily Robinson's discussion Help getting my new press running
"I prefer oil based ink, I will use mineral spirits to wash up the ink and go on press with another color. Rubber base ink can remain open on press without drying but I clean mine up when finished printing, personal preference. Simple green spray…"
Mar 28, 2016
Casey McGarr replied to Emily Robinson's discussion Help getting my new press running
"Rollers: Advanced Roller, (951) 272-3010, and you order trucks from them also. Ink: Oldham Ink Group,, (817) 554-0041. Talk to Kurt, I've been buying oil based ink from them…"
Mar 27, 2016
Casey McGarr posted a status
"140 line TYPE poster and finished cutting 12 line Etruscan."
Dec 2, 2015
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Dec 2, 2015
Casey McGarr and Camille Robin are now friends
Dec 2, 2015
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Nov 5, 2015
Casey McGarr replied to Camille Robin's discussion It's time for another letterpress swap!!
"Sound great, I'm in!"
Oct 26, 2015
Casey McGarr replied to Katie Dean's discussion Ink
"I've used Oldham Ink for 10 years, great customer service. Tell them Inky Lips Press was the referral and your using the ink for letterpress printing. Ask for Kurt or Deborah 4333 Cambridge RdFort Worth TX 76155United States"
Jun 7, 2015
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Jul 31, 2014
Casey McGarr replied to Danielle Feliciano's discussion Halftone Help?
"When I've sent out files for film to make photopolymer plates I instruct the output bureau the line screen needed. There are tutorials on converting image files in Photoshop to halftones."
Jul 31, 2014
Casey McGarr commented on Casey McGarr's status
"Rollers on press are in great shape. Also included are 3 extra rollers with cores and 7 trucks and 4 extra roller bearings, and 2 chases.Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas in a ground level garage. Buyer is responsible shipping costs."
Jul 17, 2012
Camille Robin commented on Casey McGarr's video

Letterpress and linoleum carving

"Casey thanks for posting this."
Jun 28, 2012
Casey McGarr posted a video

Letterpress and linoleum carving

Letterpress techniques and tools to carve linoleum and print on a Vandercook 4.
Jun 19, 2012
Casey McGarr replied to Xenia Maximow's discussion Stamp/Logo on back of invitations?
"Shouldn't print your logo since it's considered commercial work or paid work. If it's for a non-profit then absolutely negotiate an information line for printing."
Jun 19, 2012
Casey McGarr replied to Heather Ferreira's discussion What's the best type of container to store mixed rubber-based ink in?
"I use 8oz paper cups and label the PMS color with a Sharpie. The ink stays good for a long time."
Jun 19, 2012
Casey McGarr replied to Sonja G. Rossow's discussion What to do with type and identification?
"For wood type I suggest Rob Roy Kelly's book on wood type. For metal type check out American Metal Typefaces"
Jun 19, 2012

Profile Information

Make/model of press(es)?
Vandercook Universal l AB, Vandercook Universal lll ABA
Press or Business Name
Inky Lips Press
Printing for How Long?
Since 2001
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
Graphic design and warm conversation
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet, Contact Me for Details
About Me:
Inky Lips Letterpress is owned and operated by Casey McGarr. He has 20 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.

Casey is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Dallas, Texas. Teaching typography, letterpress, design, and Graduate MFA Visual Communication courses.

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At 9:46pm on May 12, 2011, Jessica C. White said…
Hi Casey,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to blog about letterpress related topics, post photos or videos, and join or start a conversation in the forum.

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