Updike was a well known printer of the post-Morris 20th century printing revival, but he was also as known for his rejection of Morris’s philosophy.  Daniel Berkeley Updike had a critical, but realistic, view of Morris’s success as a printer. He founded the Merrymount Press in 1893.

Updike initially followed Morris’s style, but later adopted 17th, 18th, and early 19th century models. He had several fonts cut for him and did a great deal of work for the Episcopal Church. Like Dard Hunter, Updike was a student of printing history and published his book, Printing Types; Their History, Forms and Use, in 1922.