10 April 2019
Dick Kouwenhoven Book Arts Studio at Simon Fraser University
Founder of Hemlock Printers
Founder of Hemlock Printers
In recognition of his contribution to the printing industry, his family is donating funds to open the Dick Kouwenhoven Book Arts Studio at Simon Fraser University.  Richard Kouwenhoven, current president of Hemlock Printers, said “He was passionate about the business and most of all its roots – typesetting and letterpress, where his career began.
This gift from our family to the SFU Library will help achieve one of his greatest passions,
Printer of the year in 2002
Printer of the year in 2002
sharing his love of print and the unique beauty that it conveys.” Hemlock Printers was started in 1968 by Dick Kouwenhoven. He led the Burnaby-based company from a 600-square-foot store front to the 75,000 sq. ft. facility that exists today and became known as a trail blazer in Canada’s printing industry.
1. Catherine Wilson says:
11 April 2019 at 8:26 AM
A trailblazer and this recognition of his contribution to our Canadian printing industry is fantastic.
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