Prairie Printing supports its work rescuing, restoring and making available our equipment by selling limited edition letterpress printed works. On occasion, we also do custom printing, keeping in mind all the time that our mission is not to be a letterpress shop, but to preserve letterpress printing.
Prairie Printing supports much of its work my doing custom letterpress printing. We’ll print a broadside (fancy printer speak for something like a poster) or cards. We’ve done broadsides with Bible verses, cards with poems, and even short books. We can do invitations, business cards and - well anything that can be printed. So one way that you can help support our work is by commissioning something you want to have printed.
Simply put, there is nothing that produces such a beautiful print as letterpress printing. The text is crisp, the impression is deep, and the message lasting. So if you want to make a lasting impression, we suggest letterpress printed business cards. We’ll work with you on design, get the type set, the stock ready and the blocks cut and print up to 500 in 2 colors. Your cards will be printed on our very rare treadle operated very early Kelsey Star. Rescued from an Iowa farm in 2017, we restored this press and use it to do what it was designed to do - make beautiful prints like your new business cards!