About Black Ribbon

Founded in 2006, Black Ribbon is based on one simple idea: Professionally printed music should be convenient, affordable and available in whatever quantity you need.

Company founder Matt Franko has been in the music industry for the last three decades. Matt has prepared music for film, television, sound recording sessions and live performances.

Through years of research and development, he perfected high-quality music printing and Black Ribbon was born. Initially designed to meet his own needs, Matt began offering short-run music printing when friends and clients saw it and begged for their own. Sensing an opportunity, in 2006 Matt began offering full printing services; today the Black Ribbon team stands as the premier company for music preparation and printing.

The Black Ribbon Difference

We’re experts in music

Our background is in performing music at the highest level, with decades of experience in both music publishing and music preparation. As professional musicians, we know what music is supposed to look like.

We’re experts in printing

Our foundation in the printing world combined with years of research and development has enabled us to dial in the exact combination of materials, machines and processes required to print music at the highest level.

We feel your pain

We were fed up working with copy centers that cater to small businesses, but not professional musicians, and we had a feeling that we weren’t alone. We started Black Ribbon to scratch our own itch, but since our launch in 2006 the response from our clients has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Now you have access to the same printing techniques we’ve perfected for our own needs, made available to you to help you look your best.

We notice the details

As professional musicians, we’re trained to notice the details. We bring things to the attention of our customers like: potentially bad page turns for parts, missing parts, incorrect transpositions or key signatures, missing bar numbers, etc. You’ll have that extra peace-of-mind, working with a printer who understands your industry and cares about your success.