Announcement ***For LOCAL KANSAS CITY AREA orders you want to PICK UP directly from our studio, Contact us for the Coupon Code that will nix the shipping charges.
***For LOCAL KANSAS CITY AREA orders you want to PICK UP directly from our studio, Contact us for the Coupon Code that will nix the shipping charges.
Illumination Lightbulb Light Inspiration Letterpress Print, Yellow Orange Brown
$48.00 FREE shipping
Path of Totality - Solar Eclipse, linocut moon block print, navy, dark blue, red, yellow
$125.00 FREE shipping
Strange Worlds Linocut Print, Blue Orange Yellow Outerspace Whale Planets Birds Moon
$75.00 FREE shipping
Nautical Aquatic AQUARIUM Whale Fish BLOCK Letterpress Prints, Blue Grey Gray Yellow Green
$250.00 FREE shipping
Asteroid Apocalypse technology phone Letterpress Print, Orange Yellow Grey Gray
$35.00 FREE shipping
FISH Beta Angel Puffer Oscar Letterpress Aquarium Block Print, Orange Green Blue Red Grey Gray
$55.00 FREE shipping
Kansas City Dinosaur T-Rex Attack KC Skyline Letterpress Print, Teal Yellow Purple
$45.00 FREE shipping
TIME DRIFTERS Escape from Extinction : Letterpress Linocut Sci-Fi Time Travel Pulp Fiction
$48.00 FREE shipping
Bunny Bicycle Rabbit Hot Air Balloon Bike Letterpress Print, Blue Yellow Orange Maroon
$108.00 FREE shipping
No Cursing Cussing Language Profanities Exclamation Point Letterpress Poster, Orange Magenta
$40.00 FREE shipping
Terry on Dec 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
PERFECT! I happened on this by accident while looking for someone to print a poem for me by letterpress. My wife's 71st birthday was around the corner and what says over 50 years together better than this piece. Beautifully crafted. Thank you.
VS on Sep 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Brilliant and beautiful! I’m sending you a message soon. ❤️
Janae on Aug 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
I ordered 2 and had to back for a 3rd! Great quality and shipped quickly and securely!
Tracy on Jun 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is a great way to showcase my hometown! Perfectly made. I love looking at it!!! My students also think it's the best!
Tracy on Jun 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
I plan on hanging this in my classroom. It's perfect! I love it.
epli on May 26, 20214 out of 5 stars
thoughtful communication, color saturation is not as rich as pictured
Alexandra on May 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous print, thank you so much!
Colors slightly more muted in real life, but still very vibrant. Thanks so much!
Letterpress so Yummy You'll Want to Eat it! [the eating of paper goods is not recommended]
Founded in 2005, Two Tone Press began in a spacious bohemian loft among the industrial brick warehouses and train-yards of Kansas City’s West Bottoms district. We are a letterpress studio that specializes in a colorful aesthetic focusing on designs that incorporate bold typography and custom illustrations layered upon intricately patterned backgrounds. We use this vision to create all manner of printed products from wedding invitations and business cards for clientele to posters and fine art prints for consumers by means of a centuries-old technique of relief printing. We aspire to innovate beyond the traditional look commonly found in letterpress printing through the use of hand-carved elements and unconventional materials such as textured wallpaper, fabrics, and other found objects. These printed surfaces create a rich backdrop for every piece individually crafted by the studio.
Over the years, we have grown from a modest studio in the corner of that rented warehouse apartment to a full-service letterpress print shop that houses four rare vintage presses.
Although renovations are still under way. Our end goal is to have a fantastic store front and offer hands-on workshops to the public in addition to all of our current offerings (e.g. business cards, wedding invitations, posters, greeting cards, postcards, etc). We also offer (for credit) internships to students looking for experience.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Linoleum Block Carver Extraordinaire
Armed with a printmaking&illustration background from Kansas City Art Institute, Michelle attempts to create vibrant, colorful pieces that are strongly image-based. She hand carves blocks that allow her to express her own unique sense of style.
With her business background, determination, gumption, and a sick love for spreadsheets, Angie is determined to help Two Tone Press be a well-oiled, finely tuned printing machine as well as shape it into a Letterpress Empire &Kansas City Destination!
Shiva is the most awesome dog. Ever. She's fuzzy and friendly but not too friendly. She enjoys long walks around the block, lounging on the floor and couch, yummy treats, and when you wake up and say "Good Morning" to her. She loathes bath-time.
Blue Collar Press
We created the design for the pin and Blue Collar Press helped us make it a reality.
A little bit o' history...
Established in 2005
Two Tone Press started out as a quaint loft-based studio in the heart of Kansas City's West Bottoms [the industrial brick warehouse & trainyard area]. After a few years of word of mouth success, we soon grew out of our space and need to expand. That expansion led to purchasing a two-story brick building in Midtown Kansas City. Although renovations are still under way. Our end goal is to have a fantastic store front and offer hands-on workshops to the public in addition to all of our current offerings (e.g. business cards, wedding invitations, posters, greeting cards, postcards, etc) We also offer (for credit) internships to students looking for experience.
Who ARE We???
:: MICHELLE ::
Owner and operator, Michelle Dreher, attended the Kansas City Art Institute back in '99, where she had her first experience with a Vandercook which was like finding a puzzle piece that she didn't know was missing. With a background in both printmaking and illustration, she attempts to create vibrant, colorful pieces that are strongly image-based. In addition to printing for others, she enjoys creating hand carved blocks for posters and fine art prints that allow her to express her own unique sense of delicate patterning beneath a boldly graphic surface.
:: ANGIE ::
A recent addition to the studio, Angie, with her background most things businessy, is determined to whip this place into a well-oiled, finely tuned printing machine as well as shape it into a mini-Letterpress Empire to take over the printing world. With determination, gumption, and a sick love for spreadsheets in hand, she hopes to help Two Tone Press grow into a solid Kansas City landmark. So look out!
***SHOP POLICY*** all reserved listings must be purchased within ONE week of the listing date.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
We take extreme pride in what we make so if you are displeased, contact us and we're sure we can work something out. We would prefer to do exchanges, but will consider refunds if the situation merits it. You must contact us within a week of receiving the item, however - the sooner the better.
Your order will not be shipped until your transaction is completed and paid for.
If paying by e-check, I will wait for the check to clear [approx. 3-4 days]before shipping.
Please make sure your shipping address on Etsy is correct. This is the address we use for all shipping.
I do not use the address on Paypal unless told otherwise.
If you would like your order sent to a different address than the one you have listed for shipping please leave me a note stating where you would like it shipped in the comments section of your order.
All small items, like cards and buttons, are priced with first class postal service shipping only. If you’d like a shipping upgrade, insurance or delivery confirmation, convo me and I’ll put up a special reserved listing that reflects the extra shipping price. We are slowly adding expedited shipping to our listings.
GIFTS! If the order is a gift and is shipping directly to the recipient, either through convo or comment section, let me know if you’d like a little note in the package so they know who to thank!
We ship internationally!
International customers are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties/custom charges associated with shipping to their respective countries. We will do our best to provide efficient international shipping, but once a package leaves the US, we have no control over the shipping time. Time in transit estimates are just that - estimates, & all countries have different customs policies and can choose to hold packages for varying lengths of time, in some cases 14-30 days. We cannot be held responsible for items getting trapped in customs in your country. I doubt there will be any trouble with my shipped items, but you never know...
Additional policies and FAQs
1-5 cards - full price
6-10 cards - 15% off
11 or more - 20% off
*It does not matter which folded cards you order so you can mix and match. Convo me your custom order and I will post a reserve listing for you.