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Michelle and Angie Dreher's Profile

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A Kansas City letterpress print shop, Two Tone Press is owned and operated by two spunky sisters, founder Michelle D and cohort Angie B.

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Our presses include two SP-15 Vandercooks, dubbed Bowie and Lennox, a Chandler & Price Platen Press named Lauper [she deserves caution and respect or else...] and rounding out the list, our most recent bad boy an SP-20 Vandercook, the Boss.

Our aesthetic features bold illustrations layered upon a variety of patterns. We use this style to create all manner of printed products from invitations and cards to posters and fine art prints. We aspire to innovate beyond the traditional look commonly found in letterpress printing through the use of hand-carved elements, bright colors, and unconventional materials…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 22
  • Joined October 27, 2008

Favorite materials

letterpress, ink, paper, linocuts, and wood

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About

A Kansas City letterpress print shop, Two Tone Press is owned and operated by two spunky sisters, founder Michelle D and cohort Angie B.

--- OUR SHOP ------------------------
Our presses include two SP-15 Vandercooks, dubbed Bowie and Lennox, a Chandler & Price Platen Press named Lauper [she deserves caution and respect or else...] and rounding out the list, our most recent bad boy an SP-20 Vandercook, the Boss.

Our aesthetic features bold illustrations layered upon a variety of patterns. We use this style to create all manner of printed products from invitations and cards to posters and fine art prints. We aspire to innovate beyond the traditional look commonly found in letterpress printing through the use of hand-carved elements, bright colors, and unconventional materials.

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Armed with a background in both printmaking and illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute, Michelle started Two Tone Press because of her love for letterpress printing and her ability to create refined prints using bulky antiquated machinery that gets ink and grease under her nails.

The basis for their visual style was primarily developed around her distinctive hand-carved illustrations. She uses these images as the focal point for vibrant, colorful designs that have a contemporary twist. Michelle is also the driving force behind their desire to offer educational workshops. For the last several years, a portion of her time has been allocated to teaching workshops at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in an effort to refine her techniques for instructing groups of all ages.

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In the fall of 2011, Two Tone Press underwent great leaps in progress when Angie decided to join the Two Tone Press ranks and handle the studio’s management and marketing [as well as dabble in a little design herself]. She brought with her a greater understanding of commercial practices gained through her business degree studies, ten years of retail and marketing experience, a working knowledge of social networking, as well as a disturbing love of organization, namely spreadsheets and lists.

Angie is determined to help shape Two Tone Press into a mini-Letterpress Empire and a stand-out Kansas City landmark.

www.twotonepress.com

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>> some stuff we love >> antique technology, slippers in the shape of animal feet, coffee, tiramasu, and sci fi.

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