Two Tone Press

Address:
3121 Gillham Road
Kansas City
MO
64109
United States
Phone:
816-719-7270
Employees:
2
About:
Two Tone Press was established in the spring of 2005 by Michelle Dreher, a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. Since its inception, has printed a variety of projects from invitations to business cards to posters and more. In Fall of 2010, Two Tone Press had the good fortune to acquire a commercial building in Midtown Kansas City. After this huge step, Michelle's younger sister, Angela (along with her jolly husband), decided it was high time to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri in order for her to join the Two Tone Press ranks. With a background in business, Angela hopes to help Two Tone Press grow into a solid Kansas City landmark.
Interview with Michelle from Two Tone Press
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
2000
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
I love that letterpress is very process oriented, as well as, the tactile texture and layering that sets it apart from other print processes.
What inspires you?: 
Bold color, old graphic poster designs, and printing found objects/materials.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We primarily use a Vandercook SP15, although our shop also houses a Vandercook SP20, C&P platen press. Our most used ink is Van Son. As for paper, we like using Chipboard as well as Crane lettra
How would you describe your artwork?: 
With a background in both printmaking and illustration, we attempt to create vibrant, colorful pieces that are strongly image-based. We enjoy creating hand carved blocks for posters and fine art prints that allow us to express our own sense of delicate patterning layered beneath a boldly graphic surface.
What kind of products do you create?: 
Posters, art prints, business cards, invitations, coasters, greeting cards, flyers, product packaging, postcards, mini posters, clothing tags, stickers, and buttons.
Do you offer custom work?: 
yes
Where can we buy your products?: 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/twotonepress
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
We don't offer workshops just yet, however, it is one of our goals for the near future.
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