Small Town Printer, Big City Capabilities

We have the tools.

Using the Adobe Creative Suite, our designers are able to bring your ideas to life. Then using our production equipment, we can complete your projects.

Certified Experience

We have the design and print industry knowledge to put you on the right track for your next print project.

Competitive Pricing

We pride ourselves on offering competitive price breaks to make print accessible for all.

Janet and Don Short opened Print Express in downtown Independence in February 1995 when Don decided Janet needed a real job! Going into the printing field and not knowing anything about it proved to be a real learning experience. Luckily, good employees were always there to make things run smoothly.  After 20 years of working in the printing industry in Cedar Rapids, Sheri Bitterman met Janet and purchased Print Express in 2003.  In July, 2006 Print Express purchased and merged Miller Printerie, also in Independence, together as one company.  In December of 2010 Print Express purchased Brennan Printing, whose niche is Fund Raising Cookbook printing.  All three of the companies have blended well under one main company of Print Express.

Whether you’re in need of full-color brochures for your business, wedding invitations for your special day – or most everything in between – we’ve got you covered at Print Express!

Sheri Hartkemeyer

Sheri Hartkemeyer


An Independence native and the owner of Print Express, Sheri started her print journey at an internship as a Secretary for a Printing Company in Cedar Rapids, in 1983. After 20 years of working in the printing industry in Cedar Rapids, met Janet and purchased Print Express in 2003. Sheri lives in Rowley with her horses and dog, Kirby.

Jaclyn Sandberg

Jaclyn Sandberg

Bindery Supervisor

Jaclyn Sandberg was born and raised in Independence, moving back to the area from Cedar Rapids in 2016! Jaclyn has a design background from Hawkeye Community College and great customer service experience.