Who We Are
Hi! We're Jane & Andy Shannon, the owners and operators of Bench Pressed. We are a design and letterpress company based in Minnesota. We started Bench Pressed in 2012, when we bought a small table top letterpress and moved it into our spare bedroom. 5 years later, we've moved our shop and expanded to four presses (so far). We now design, print and package our products in the old Hamm’s brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota.
We love making hand-drawn and hand-printed letterpress cards & gifts that we like to call "tongue-in-cheek with a little sweet". We also love hot sauce (Tabasco for Andy, Louisiana for Jane), beer and our dogs— not in that order.
Molly Poganski is Bench Pressed's badass press operator. Molly has been a part of Bench Pressed since 2016 and is a letterpress printing wizard. She also loves bike riding, cocktails and is a self described Luddite. You can check out more work from Molly at www.mollypoganski.com