For a world-renowned art museum, having a print partner who has the expertise and shares the same passion for color matching and other intricacies associated with art reproduction is paramount. When the Myers family opened Mpress in 2001, many of their first clients already knew of and trusted the Myers expertise and interest in art.
of Kansas City was one of them. As the son of an architect and artist, Ralph Myers grew up with a keen sense of the relationship between ink and paper. He honed the science behind reproducing original art on unique, distinctive printed pieces. Sense and science blends with dependability and attention to smallest details to make Mpress the museum’s printer of choice.
It takes a team.
It takes a highly skilled pre-press and pressroom staff with critical eyes to work side-by-side with the team of Nelson-Atkins designers, understanding and executing exact specifications for color and design. The museum’s staff is often found on the print shop floor, examining each project as it comes off the press for color accuracy. Visits from the artists or designers are always welcome. The goal is always to create every reproduction as close to the original artwork as humanly possible, whether it’s a run of 1 or 100,000.
Heidelberg quality for everyone.
With their prized Heidelberg press and Mpress’s flair for determining the rignt paper and most appropriate printing process, the museum’s designers have come to expect absolute quality and on-target finished materials. Over the years, Mpress has been called upon to collaborate with the Nelson-Atkins’ marketing and design teams to develop distinctive marketing materials worthy of the most important of events. Many of these pieces have been awarded top prizes from the museum’s peer group.
Everything Mpress prints is treated like a work of art.
Marrying paper, process and ink to produce works of art is not merely for artists and designers. Whether printing a postcard, brochure or a curated museum piece, the same attention and eye for minute detail goes into everything Mpress produces.
A note from the musuem.
“We’ve enjoyed a long, close working relationship with Ralph and his team since Mpress opened. Ralph’s deep knowledge of the printing industry, his passion for the arts and strong commitment to customer service keep him on the short list of printers we trust with our art reproductions.”
Manager, Graphic Design
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art