Master Printer & Collections Officer
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
Jim Moran is the Master Printer & Collections Officer at The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Jim received his apprenticeship from Moran’s Quality Print Shop in Green Bay, Wisconsin after serving as printer’s devil, pressman, partner and owner after 29 years of study from 1971 - 2000. He continued his education at various print shops until becoming the Director of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in 2009. His duties there include maintaining and documenting the world’s largest collection of wood type, running and repairing the museum’s collection of antique presses, teaching and running workshops in letterpress printing, and archiving and restoring the Museum’s collection of 20th century decorative and advertising plates.