Art printing business grows to full-time venture

March 29, 2019

When Allyson Bousema started Prints & Repeat four years ago, she wanted to help fill a void in the local art scene by offering fine art printing and scanning.

By last August, the business had grown enough to become her full-time job.

“I’m still staying very busy,” she said. “I never seem to be without work.”

She’s among the only businesses in the state that specializes in her field, she said. She recently added a heat press, allowing her to put artists’ images on T-shirts, tote bags and other items.

“My customer base continues to grow,” she said. “I still haven’t done much for advertising and keep working with repeat or new customers who find me online or by referral.”

Her customers have included artists selling prints, people who’d like to duplicate a canvas to share with family, photographers and other people who need posters.

The business is still based out of Bousema’s home near downtown, but she isn’t looking for an outside location. For now, her living room has become a print shop, and she said it’s working out well.

Art printing business grows to full-time venture

When Allyson Bousema started Prints & Repeat four years ago, she wanted to help fill a void in the local art scene. Now, it has become her full-time job.

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