The company business plan had to be rewritten when his daughter developed an interest in film photography. Another long ignored passion was reignited and Timothy soon found himself lugging a 4x5 Super Graphic around. One problem: there were no elegant solutions for processing his own film. Thus the Kickstarter for the SP-445 film tank was launched.
Immediately after the Kickstarter campaign ended, Stearman Press started receiving inquires from photographers who had missed the cut-off date and wanted to purchase a system. Realizing that everyone who backed the Kickstarter would need film and processing chemistry, Stearman Press launched an online store focused (pun intended) on the unique requirements of 4x5 large format photography.
About our name and logo: the Stearman bi-plane is a WWII trainer and our company on Stearman Court at the Erie Airport, Erie, Colorado.