Rachel Lackey and Martin Blanco are partners in Green Pea Press, a printmaking business on Governors Drive in Huntsville. The business, which began in 2010–11 at Lowe’s Mill, was a collective for artists who collaborated on print-making.
The business is now known for the T-shirts it designs and prints for local charities and non-profits in a campaign called Printing for Change, in which it allows the organizations to keep all profits for their fundraising campaigns. Is.
Laci, who is the owner, and Blanco, who is the operations manager, recently participated in a question-and-answer session with Lede, discussing the challenges of owning a small business and their Printing for Change campaign.
How did the business start?
Rachel Lackey: I started in 2010, but we incorporated in 2011 as a community printmaking studio. After graduating from UAH, I didn’t have access to print-making equipment, and I’ve been a part of the Lowe Mill since its inception, so I knew a lot of the other artists there.