Our family prints. On paper. Since Grandpa bought the business and took it into the family in 1935, we have printed millions and millions of sheets of paper.
I love the feel of paper. It can be smooth like the glossy sheets that make your photos pop, or textured like the feltweave finish we use for artist prints. Paper is tactile. It's perceivable by touch as the dictionary would say. You can hold it in your hands. You can save it like a wedding invitation printed in 1935. Paper tells a story.
Recently our world of printing on paper intersected with Kelsey Scofield's. She is a local artist who paints, working out of Kaneko here in Omaha, and she was looking for someone to take her beautiful work and reproduce it on paper. We took five of her original paintings and printed them as covers for small notebooks, the perfect size to tuck away in your pocket or purse to journal as you walk or travel. We did some paper bands for her as well, which would wrap the notebooks for a nice presentation. Along with the notebook bands, we also printed some bands for some tea towels. Kelsey, you see, also prints on fabric.
Fabrics are like paper in three ways: They are tactile, they are also a great medium to print on and they can tell a story. As a fabric lover (I quilted in another life), I knew I would need those tea towels, if nothing else, just to hold. Fortunately for me, Kelsey's website is now live, filled with her original works as prints, as notebooks and as tea towels, so I could order. And I did!
My package arrived in Saturday's mail and there they were: Two beautiful 100% cotton tea towels in an orange blossom print that will pop some color into our new kitchen at 1709 Cuming, next door to the print shop. Along with the towels, I also now have in my possession a set of the five notebooks which will accompany me on my next travel to Lebanon and Syria in April. The tea towels will prompt questions for their beauty and I can tell Kelsey's story. The notebooks will allow me to record stories to bring home and tell others.
Kelsey's artistry. Automatic Printing's craftsmanship. Check them out at kelseyscofield.com and feel it. Autoprintomaha.com: let us help you tell your story.
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