Inspired by an appreciation for all things pop art and pop culture, printmaker Jess Bennett (AKA Letterpress Jess) continues the historic tradition of letterpress printmaking from her Canton, Ohio, print shop. In 2013, Bennett rescued a 2,500 pound cast iron printing press, affectionately known as “Big Sal,” from the scrap heap. Today, she utilizes a mix of vintage type and cuts alongside modern photopolymer plates to take her designs from the computer to the printed product, including greeting cards and art prints.Bennett has participated in group and juried shows and maker markets throughout Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, and her goods are available in more than 150 shops around the country. She attended Walsh University and graduated with a bachelor’s inEnglish and corporate communications. She is a self-taught and award-winning graphic and web designer. In addition to LetterpressJess, she and her husband run Jab Advertising, an agency dedicated to smart marketing for businesses of all sizes.