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Collaborative print studio

Laidler, Paul



The collaborative print studio has had profound impact upon the production and realisation of some of the most innovative prints within the discipline of fine art printmaking. Historically an artist with little understanding of the print process or access to print facilities could seek the technical knowledge and craft sensibilities from a master printer. In some instances these unique collaborative pursuits redefined production methods and push the boundaries of what was previously thought possible. These historical precedents have been established through mechanical modes of production and have contributed to defining the roles, expectations, production, publication and artisanship of the collaborative print studio.
Over the last 20 years we have seen new digital tools and processes enter the traditional domain of the collaborative print studio. These developments, have to some degree, brought in to question the role of the traditional print studio in the digital age. For example, we may consider a shift from manual dexterity to automated systems or the ubiquitous nature of digital resources and their impact upon previous associations with specialist tools and facilities.


Laidler, P. (2017). Collaborative print studio. Grabado Y Edición Print and Art Edition Magazine, 25-41

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 6, 2017
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 12, 2017
Journal g&e Print and Art Edition Magazine
Print ISSN 1886-2306
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 55
Pages 25-41
Keywords collaborative, print, studio
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