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Printmaking, fine press and letter press


Printmaking, fine press and letter press

A group for artists who create books in the fine press tradition, letter press or using printmaking techniques.

Location: worldwide
Members: 111
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2017

NEWS & VIEWS: Printmaking, letter press and fine press

Wikipedia entry on printmaking here.

National Gallery of Australia printmaking database here.

Print Council of Australai website here.

Wikipedie entry on letterpress here.

Briar Press - an online letterpress community - here.

Wikipedia entry on Fine Press here.

Oak Knoll - books on books here

Ladies of Letterpress here

Discussion Forum

Acrylic sheet for monoprinting?

Started by Abigail Thomas. Last reply by Martine Rastello Dec 21, 2012. 7 Replies

Papers for printmaking using Intaglio ?? (non western)

Started by Aine Scannell. Last reply by judy bourke Feb 7, 2011. 3 Replies

chine colle survey for uni research

Started by Sandra Wright. Last reply by Sandra Wright Dec 12, 2009. 9 Replies

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Comment by Linda Douglas on January 28, 2009 at 23:18
I've purchased the most quaint but perfectly functional Adana letterpress 8 x 5 and can't wait to use it, trouble is, I have so many books in my dreams to print and so little space and time at present, that these books remain in my mind...sigh!
Comment by Robert Heather on October 16, 2008 at 10:36
A Juried Exhibition of Letterpress Printing from the Southeastern United States

Pressing South is sponsored by the University of North Carolina, Wilmington's Department of Art and Art History. The exhibition venue, the Cultural Arts Building Art Gallery is a new, dedicated exhibition space with a mission to bring educational exhibits about art and design to the UNCW student population and general public. The gallery is located on UNCW's campus in Wilmington, NC.

Eligibility: All entries must be of original design, completed after January 1, 2005. Work must have originated in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia & West Virginia.)

First place, US$500;
Second place, US$300;
Third place, US$200

The Juror, Frank Brannon, is a graduate of the M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama and is the proprietor of SpeakEasy Press.

For more information and to download and entry form, please go to this site.
Comment by Robert Heather on September 12, 2008 at 10:43
A Call to Action for Letterpress Printers!

To protest & commemorate the bombing of Mutanabbi Street, the centre of bookselling in Baghdad, on March 5th 2007, the MUTANABBI STREET COALITION is organising readings and other events that will begin in March 2009 as a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders.

On March 5th 2007, a car bomb was exploded on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.

Mutanabbi Street is in a mixed Shia-Sunni area. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Mutanabbi Street, the historic centre of Baghdad bookselling, holds bookstores and outdoor bookstalls, cafes, stationery shops, and even tea and tobacco shops. It has been the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community.

42 artists have already contributed, but the organisers would love to get the total up to 140, and are asking the International Print community to help.

You can view previous contributions here.

This is a call for more printed works to help fundraise, you would need to make an edition of 15 broadsides.

For more information contact: Coordinator of Mutanabbi Street Broadside Project II, Lisa Beth Robinson, at or Beau Beausoleil at

Deadline for contributions is: JANUARY 15TH 2009
Comment by Robert Heather on September 3, 2008 at 13:53
The Briar Press is a huge online community of printmakers and letterpress. If you are looking for specialist equipment, workshops or other activities you can find out at their classifieds here.
Comment by Caren Florance on August 23, 2008 at 11:44
You might have better luck printing on film with oil-based solvent wash-up ink, because I know that dries well on non-porous surfaces. It's the nastier way to do things, but if that's the result you want, sometimes you just have to do it :)
Comment by Penny Peckham on August 23, 2008 at 0:21
I have done some linocut prints on architects' film (using oil-based water washup ink) and would like to use some for making a book (or books), but have a problem in that the ink seems to stay a little tacky. Can anyone suggest anything? Would a water-based ink work, perhaps? One solution I came up with (and it work well with my prints) is to use flocking. I can't find much information about how to go about that. It seems as though expensive-sounding equipment is required. Any suggestions?

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The exhibition presents two connected bodies of material: a survey of artists’ books by Australian painter, sculptor and bookmaker Robert Jacks (1942-2014), and an extensive selection of publications drawn from Jacks’ own collection, many of which were purchased from Printed Matter in the early years of the organization.




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