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Whether you’re a growing business, an entrepreneur launching a product, a non-profit on a budget or an up-and-coming artist, you want to put your best foot forward. You need quality digital printing, promotional booklets, business cards, presentations, packaging solutions, books bound—an endless array of needs. You look at those online services or the big box companies and you are left with more questions than answers.

  • 27 Mar Smart Set is now a Union Shop!

    Smart Set employees are now proud members of the TNG-CWA 37002, the second oldest Local in the Newspaper Guild, founded in 1933.  The Newspaper Guild merged with the Communication Workers of America in 1997, and in 2000 merged with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Typographers Union, Local......

  • 30 Sep A very special artist’s book. Smart Set goes to London (sort of …)

    We’ve been honored to collaborate with a very special artist, Vesna Kittelson, on a number of her artist’s books. Her most recent project, DaVinci and the Drone, is a limited edition artist’s book that has been acquired by libraries at Tate Britain in London, Yale University......

  • 08 Aug Techniques of digital file prep for letterpress class at MCBA

    We’re pleased to announce that Smart Set’s owner, Kevin Brown, will be teaching a class at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), beginning Oct. 5th, 2016. From scanning original artwork to converting color images to grayscale, to special effects like halftones, diffusion dithers and......