Fancy Ink Press is a letterpress and printmaking studio located in the historic Squire Building in downtown Steamboat Springs. We produce fine prints and letterpress stationery, and offer contract edition printing services and printmaking workshops. The studio features a 1890's Golding Pearl Letterpress, a Conrad etching press, antique lead type collection, and non-toxic platemaking facilities. PrinterChristie Stepan
, owner of Fancy Ink, is an artist/printmaker working in various printmaking techniques, including etching, relief, digital, woodblock and letterpress. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Colorado College, and a MFA in printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. She was a 2009 recipient of a month-long Artist Residency at Scuola Grafica in Venice, Italy. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Coburn Gallery (Colorado Springs, CO), 808 Gallery (Boston, MA), The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts (Steamboat Springs, CO), The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and the Swell Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Before opening Fancy Ink, Christie was a fine art printer at Riverhouse Editions where she printed for a number of artists under the tutelage of Master Printer, Susan Hover Oehme
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Christie now lives in Steamboat Springs, CO with her husband, Joe, baby Hank, and their dog Mowgli.