20:20 Print Exchange 2017

The Regional Print Centre’s entries to the 20:20 Print Exchange 2017 can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hot_bed_press/albums/72157663439985658 Through the Regional Print Centre, I am taking part in the 20:20 Print Exchange run by Hot Bed Press in Manchester. 20:20 Print Exchange started in 2009 as a project between Hot Bed Press in Salford and Red Hot Press in Southampton, (we decided against calling it The Heat Exchange). We liked the format so much we quickly decided to roll this out to more print workshops. It has grown each year. Over 50,000 prints have been created and exchanged in the past 6…

Rubber and Rust

Sunday 24th September 2017 Rubber and Rust For the third year Induction Project, I created a six page Artist book using The Rubber and Rust Prints bringing them together using collage. My book is bound using cable ties. Saturday 23rd September 2017 Today I decided to focus on creating rust prints from the pizza tray in my garden. I created a mixture of vinegar and water, sprayed the paper and the rust and then applied pressure and left for a few hours. I created a lot of rust prints to use for my Induction piece. the images from some are…

Colour Linocut with Nick Morley

This two day course enabled me to practice more with the 2 colour printing and also provided me the opportunity to practice with the image I plan to use for the Twenty Twenty. I definitely feel I achieved a lot over this two days and that my confidence in lino cutting and printing has increased. I also loved the safe wash inks we used and much prefer using these oil based inks to water based ink.

Screen Printing with Tom Frost

This workshop focused on using screen printing with two colours to achieve a third colour. During this two days, I became more confident with the idea of layering colour in printing. Tom Frost studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and since graduating in 2001 has been working as a freelance illustrator in Bristol. For three years he has been a member of Snap Studios in central Bristol pursuing his love of screen printing. His work is inspired by his passion for old match boxes, vintage tin toys, folk art, children’s books and stamps. Utilising screen printing, plywood, vintage Meccano,…

Artist Books with Estella Scholes

3rd August 2017 Having worked with Book Making previously, I was really looking forward to this workshop. We began this workshop by creating some Flutter Book templates from A4 sheets of paper. Once we were comfortable with the process we then spent some time practicing on prints that had been previously left at the Print Centre. As I was already familiar with the process I found it easier to get started with this. We then discussed a variation on the Japanese Stab Stitch, a two hole version and looked at binding a book using an elastic band and a three…

Combination Printing with Greg Fuller

27th July 2017 We began the day with a brief introduction into the types of printing processes we are likely to encounter. Conventional printing has four types of process: Plano-graphics, in which the printing and non-printing areas are on the same plane surface and the difference between them is maintained chemically or by physical properties, the examples are: offset lithography, collotype, and screenless printing. Relief, in which the printing areas are on a plane surface and the non printing areas are below the surface, examples: flexography and letterpress. Intaglio, in which the non-printing areas are on a plane surface and…