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.
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.
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™.
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.