Handmade + Homegrown
Hartford Prints! is an urban goods brand that is all about handmade and homegrown love. Addy (Older Sister), Callie (Middle Sister), and Rory (Younger Sister) joined forces in 2012 to create letterpress stationery that is modern and fun. Embracing the idea that a company can both make and do good things, we opened our flagship store in downtown Hartford in 2013 and the Hartford Prints! brand was born. Retail with real purpose, Hartford Prints! offers letterpress stationery, urban streetwear, and locally-sourced goods. We continue to be an active retail space, using the power of our press to create positive vibes about our local community. Shop online or in-store.
Hartford Prints!’s designs are always a collaboration over many iced coffees and multiple inspiration boards. We use the humor that our mom gave us and our dad’s attention to detail to bring our stationery and designs to life, blending illustration, bold color, and modern graphics. We print everything by hand in our studio on our trusty Vandercook 4T and spend countless hours making buttons, lining envelopes, and telling stories. We love seeing our work in action and hope it inspires people to get a pen, lick an envelope, and know their local mailbox!
We opened our retail doors on October 11, 2013. Since part of our company’s mission is to be an active community space, we always planned on someday opening a retail location. We just didn’t think it would happen so soon! We were fortunate enough to be the recipients of the iConnect grant from the City of Hartford, which partnered with local landlords to give small arts businesses subsidized rents. Our store is on the cutest street in all of downtown Hartford – Pratt Street. It has large windows, perfect for creating unique displays, and a bright turquoise storefront, which (we hope!) draws people in from the street.
It is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and come browse, chat, and shop on your lunch break!