The Liberty Graphics Story

In 1977, the town of Liberty, Maine celebrated their 150 year anniversary. As part of the celebration, local resident Tom Opper was asked to organize a craft fair. Unable to find anyone to print t-shirts for the event, he decided to print them himself. Sometime later, he and a small group of artist friends decided to continue printing shirts, and “The Liberty Graphics Company” was born.

Throughout the 1980s, Liberty Graphics sold shirts at local craft fairs, festivals, and other events. By the 90s, Liberty Graphics was selling to larger wholesale customers such as The Nature Company, The American Museum of Natural History, Monterey Bay Aquarium, L.L. Bean, and many others.

Over the years, appreciation for the art and the process grew in the community and beyond—as well as demand for the high-quality screen prints. Years of experience with water-based ink and hand-separated artwork allow our printing to be accurately detailed and brilliantly colored.

Liberty Graphics, Incorporated, is now owned and managed entirely by a cooperative made up of its workers. You can still find us right here in Liberty and, as always, your satisfaction is guaranteed.