Erik Desmyter

Erik Desmyter, born in 1962, is a letterpress printer and printmaker living and working in Ghent, Belgium. He is a 5th generation direct descendant of Eduard Desmyter who founded the Desmyter printing works in 1856. He is running Atelier Desmyter where restored 19th century antique iron handpresses are used to print letterpress, linocuts, woodcuts and wood engravings. He also runs the Sous-Sol art gallery in a 13th century cellar in the historical centre of Ghent.