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Williamston-based Printer Working With National Greeting Card Industry

Williamston-based Wendy Shaft Block Printed Images and Limner Press are celebrating a year of success with the national greeting card industry.

Wendy Shaft, owner of Wendy Shaft Block Printed Images and her husband, Don Bixler, own Limner Press and signed a contract with national Collage Greetings last September. They now produce letterpress cards for the company, a partnership that’s given Shaft and Bixler a national presence.

“They picked us up nationally last September and it’s still going pretty good,” Bixler says.

Limner press specializes in old-fashioned letterpress printing.

Block and Bixler first started their printing company in1984 in Alaska while Shaft worked on the Alaska pipeline. Family circumstances brought them back to Michigan so they moved the printing business to Williamston.

The move is working out well for Bixler who says he likes living in small town Michigan.

“I actually like it,” he says. “I’ve spent most of my adult life in bigger cities and I really like the close business community that’s out here. I like having the ability, if I want something, for the most part, being able to walk right up the street to get it.”

Source: Don Bixler, Limner Press

Ivy Hughes, development news editor, can be reached here

All Photographs © Dave Trumpie

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