“It might be a little bumpy at times, but... family will always be family.
— A. Dreher

this delightful Kansas City print shop owned & operated by two spunky sisters

photo courtesy of Native Willow Photography

Sisters, Michelle and Angie, grew up military brats and were lucky enough to experience life in [West] Germany, South Korea, and finally good ole Southern USA. Their folks raised them on Star Trek [dad], scary movies [mom], board games, working with your hands "attempting" to fix stuff [dad], and the best Korean food around [mom].

michelle

Michelle's love of relief printing and the letterpress process began at the Kansas City Art Institute and was fostered during her 5 year stint at Hammerpress, another KC printshop. She is particularly passionate about creating hand-carved linocut illustrations.

Additionally, she has taught art workshops to a variety of ages at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for over 8 years. She enjoys teaching and is excited to offer more workshops at the studio for folks looking to have a hands-on printmaking experience.

Michelle enjoys science-fiction immensely, but is wary of the day the aliens actually invade.

angie

Angie, with a background in business, is the designated "left-brain" of the studio. With her disturbing love of organizational tools like spreadsheets, lists, & charts, it's a good fit. She has been a supporting force over the years, but upon joining the team full-time back in 2011, she has really whipped this place into shape. 

Beyond her paper-pushing duties, Angie also stretches her creative muscles with their collaborative design work on numerous projects.

Although skeptical of nefariousness of aliens, Angie is also a lover of science fiction as well as some good ole nerdy fantasy.

the print shop

BOWIE : VANDERCOOK SP-15

BOWIE : VANDERCOOK SP-15

LENNOX : VANDERCOOK SP-15

LENNOX : VANDERCOOK SP-15

BOSS : VANDERCOOK SP-20

BOSS : VANDERCOOK SP-20

LAUPER : CHANDLER & PRICE PLATEN PRESS

LAUPER : CHANDLER & PRICE PLATEN PRESS

CASH : CHANDLER & PRICE PLATEN PRESS

CASH : CHANDLER & PRICE PLATEN PRESS

CLASH : CAST IRON GUILLOTINE CUTTER

CLASH : CAST IRON GUILLOTINE CUTTER

OUR 1925 BUILDING Click to see how far we've come...

OUR 1925 BUILDING

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