Open Access Print Studios

Need access to a print studio out of term? Many of the studios also offer studio space as well as membership.   London Thames Side Print Studio Worton Hall Studios East London Printmakers South East Print Studio Sonsoles Print Studio Print Club London   South East Hello Print Studio   USA Robert Blackburn Print Workshop Renaissance Press Lower East Side Print Shop   Scotland Glasgow Print Studio Edinburgh Print Studio   Germany Druckwerkstatt    

Film Positives

Obtaining good quality film positives for photo mechanical processes can be difficult. Below are a list of recommended repro houses based in and out of London who have been making positives for years. Be sure to know what line screen you want before you contact them. If in doubt, ask in the print workshop. Hexio are a specialist repro house based off the Old Kent Road and will produce the best quality imageset film for screen printing, photo lithography, photo etching, polymer and gravure. A Bigger Splash   

Frans Masareel Residency

The Frans Masereel Centre offers residencies and a working space to graphic designers, artists and critics who want to work with printmaking processes such as intaglio, relief printing, screen print or lithography, or who want to investigate the relationship of graphics with other visual arts. Artists have the chance to reside during the whole year whilst students are welcomed during February and March for a school residency. There are 4 types of residency: General Residency, Research Residency, Essay Residency, School Residency. for more info.  

Self publishers and publishing organisations

Temporary Services + Half Letter Press – an imprint and online publishing venture initiated by Marc Fischer and Brett Bloom. Three Letter Words – a not for profit organisation dedicated to art publishing. Bookworks – a commissioning organisation specialising in artists’ books, spoken word and printed matter. Occasional Papers – The Everyday Press – initiated by London based artist Arnaud Desjardin, the Everyday Press publishes art and artists’ books.