(Spoiler alert: one of them is the printing press.)
Meet the Chief Presswoman
Over 10 years of experience and a passion for printing.
Thrill of the Chase Press is owned and operated by me, Lorraine Reinsch. After almost 10 years in the design and advertising industry, I started this adventure as a way to get back to doing more of what I love: creating beautiful handmade work and sharing my love of quality paper with clients.
Growing up in Kansas City, I was inspired to study graphic design after a school-sponsored visit to Hallmark Cards’ design department. Today, running Thrill of the Chase allows me to combine my background in product design and branding with my expertise in print design and printmaking. I love that stationery keeps friends and family in touch with each other, shares important events and news with the world, and brings brands to life.
Whether designing your wedding suite or creating a print for your home, I look forward to sharing my passion for printing with you.
Lorraine’s Fun Facts
Meet The Little Lady
Our letterpress is a little over 125 years old…and still printing!
When my father found Minnie (more commonly known as The Little Lady) at an auction, she had been languishing in a basement in the middle of Missouri. Covered in dust and ink, it took me a little over three years to restore her to working condition. Today, she prints like a dream, although I still long to repaint her original gold pin-striping.
Minnie is powered by a heart-shaped treadle, and together we truly print everything by hand: from setting type using my collection of antique wood and metal fonts to pulling each print off the press. Custom lettering and illustration? I start with sketches before moving on to linocuts or sending out for metal plates.