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Pick Me Up London

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Fantastic exhibition at Somerset House – Pick Me Up. The annual contemporary graphic art fair. Such a wealth of inspiration and quality of work. Unfortunately, it finished today the 1st April 2012. Read more

Open Access Print Studios

Monday, March 26, 2012

Below is a list of open access print studios, facilities and cost varies per location – if you know of anymore please let us know so we can add them to the list. Read more

LithORRgraphy – Chris Orr RA and the Art of Chemical Printing.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I was lucky enough to go to Chris Orr’s private view at the Royal Academy last week. He is one of Britain’s foremost printmakers. The exhibition contains twenty lithographs from 1974-2011. He practices Lithography with screen printing, etching, digital printing, drawing and watercolour. To find out more about his work visit The exhibition runs till 20th May 2012. Read more

Update on Handprinted HQ!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Yesterday we got the keys to our new premises. We are very excited and busily painting the floor and the shelves. It will be a place where our customers can come and browse and print if they like. The hand table and wash out booth arrive next week! Read more

Common problems with Diazo Photo Emulsion

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are often asked for guidance with screen printing and the most common request is for help with exposing screens and the problems encountered. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – I don’t know how good he was at screen printing but it sounds like he had some experience! One of the most common problems is, when using a new light source, to assume the exposure times will be the same as the guidance/previous lamps. A successful Photo Emulsion Stencil will depend on many things: the wattage of the lamp, the timings, the distance from the screen and the thickness of the emulsion. Read more

New Logo and New Screens

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today is a very exciting day in the Handprinted office, we are having some new screens made with our fantastic new logo printed on them. Here is a sneak preview, we are hoping to have these screens available in a couple of weeks. Read more

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