A BRIEF HISTORY OF US

Amerikan Made Prints is the husband & wife team, Jenn & Keith Bowman. The small manual press shop is located in rural Pennsylvania, and has been operating since the mid 2000’s. Together, their vision is to turn out hand printed, limited edition posters that “rock harder than Gibraltar” and are affordable for everyone.

KEITH BOWMAN

SQUEEGEE JOCKEY

JENN BOWMAN

THE INKOLOGIST

HOUSE EDITIONS

Print Runs of 12-25

House editions are 11 x 17, and the perfect size for standard poster frames. They are printed on a variety of 80lb papers from French Paper Co.

Due to the small quantities and variant color schemes, our prints are perfect for collectors. Each color scheme will only be printed once and never reprinted.

All editions are hand signed and numbered.

TREASURY EDITIONS

Low Print Runs of 5

Treasury editions are a bit smaller than our House Editions, measuring at 10 x 13, printed on a variety of 80lb papers from French Paper Co.

Due to the small quantities and variant color schemes, our prints are perfect for collectors. Each color scheme will only be printed once and never reprinted.

All editions are hand signed and numbered.

CLASSIC EDITIONS

Open runs & One Shots

Classic editions are slightly larger than our standard size measuring at 12.5 x 19, they provide a bit of a visual punch. These posters are printed on a variety of 80lb papers from French Paper Co.

Once these posters sell out, they will be retired and never reprinted at this size.

All test prints are hand signed.

FRAMING RESOURCES

Much like our poster’s unique design, their size is also unique to the standard framing options. Unfortunately custom framing can be expensive, but don’t worry, there are plenty of alternative framing solutions. The solution that we use and highly recommend is this.

One of the best things about being a manual press shop, is that it allows us to be more physically connected to the posters throughout the entire process. We do everything from the illustrations, to the printing and finally to shipping it out. This means that we have to sweat the details, and be prepared for the challenges that come from being so hands on.

MANUAL PRESS 

Here are some of the things you can expect from a manual press poster, specially ones that have thin lines or fine detail: broken lines, filled in type or the occasional inky fingerprint. We don't see those as imperfections, but instead as character traits that makes each poster unique. Embrace the uniqueness!

“Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.” — Art Blakey

Every time we lay down ink, we play only the finest vintage jazz on vinyl. This has been our tradition since our first poster, and it ensures the proper Groove-to-Ink Ratio™

MUSIC FOR SCREEN-PRINTING

Just like most events in life, they can often be enhanced with the right soundtrack. We take great pride in curating the music played as we print, often trying to match the music to the overall feel of the artwork, or the tone of the color scheme. The album that was played during the printing process is always displayed within the poster's description on our store.