about us


Janet and Don Short opened Print Express in downtown Independence in February 1995. After 20 years of working in the printing industry in Cedar Rapids, Sheri (Bitterman) Hartkemeyer met Janet and purchased Print Express in 2003. In July, 2006 Print Express purchased and merged Miller Printerie together as one company. In December of 2010 Print Express purchased Brennan Printing, whose niche is Fund Raising Cookbook printing. In May of 2018 Print Express purchased the Custom Cookbook division of G&R Publishing formerly of Waverly, Iowa, now under the name of Cookbook Specialists.

All four of the companies have blended well under one main company of Print Express/Cookbook Specialists. 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! Print Express/Cookbook Specialists also offers custom cookbooks and custom books with full color printed dividers, additional options for pre-designed dividers and covers, UV coated covers and standard plastic coil binding. Visit www.cookbookspecialists.com for more information about creating your own custom cookbook.

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