Logos, Monograms, envelope addressing, one of a kind prints, event accents and accessories, Pen & Hand strives to give you something unique and personal. The process usually starts with a pencil sketch and will develop into an original or a digital version depending on the product. Pen & Hand uses a wide range of writing tools such as pointed pen/dip pens, brush pens, watercolor, fountain pens and other writing tools.


Pen & Hand's books are all made from scratch starting with a large sheet of paper that is then folded/cut, hand sewn and covered. These hand bound books are great for a variety of uses such as albums, sketchbooks, guestbooks, journals, or everyday notebooks.



Pen & Hand is a small letterpress studio. They can print many different items such as coasters, invitations, announcements, and business cards. Letterpress allows you to add elegance and flair to any project you have in mind. For more information contact Pen & Hand.


Meet Kris

Kris Carlson-Parsley is the owner/craftswoman behind Pen & Hand. Kris grew up in the small farming town of Lansing, NY, where she quickly learned an appreciation for hard work and the outdoors. The desire to create led to her to Baltimore, MD where she attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. After four years of intense learning and artistic growth, Kris graduated in 2011 with a BFA in Graphic Design and Studio Concentrations in Book Arts, Printmaking, and Photography.

The knowledge she gained at MICA led to jobs in Graphic Design, Bookbinding and Letterpress, but Kris often felt something was missing. That's when she decided to start her own business. Pen & Hand is the outlet where Kris can use all of her skills to create truly unique goods.

Although Pen & Hand's main focuses are calligraphy, book binding, and Letterpress Kris loves working one on one to create something special for you. Just contact her to start discussing your project.