The studio is equipped with facilities for…
Screen Printing – We have a large open plan space incorporating two large screen printing beds that enable us to print up to 4ft by 3ft. Over the past 25 years Ian, our Master Printer, has developed an industry leading method to reproduce extremely natural and painterly textures using silkscreen without the need for commonly used halftone dot patterns. This enables screen prints to be made that retain the detailed gradients and textural qualities within an original painting. Some recent examples of this method are prints we have produced with Shok-1 and Mr Jago.
Etching – Our Etching area is an open plan space equipped with 3 presses, the largest of which enables us to print up to 5ft by 3ft. We regularly combine both etching and silkscreen processes within the same print
Digital – Our digital suite includes two state of the art large format Epson printers (SureColor P9000 and Stylus Pro 11880) which produce the most accurate digital reproductions using archival inks
Relief – For Relief printing (Woodcut, Linocut etc.) we are equipped with an Albion press built in 1893 and a 19th Century Columbian press that was previously owned and used by British artist Michael Rothenstien
Stone Lithography – We have a dedicated Stone Lithography area within the studio enabling artists to work directly onto Limestone to produce truly original prints
Letterpress – We have an ever expanding collection of antique metal and wood type. This can be used on our dedicated Western proof press or on either of our relief presses