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Codex Event 8 (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Laidler, P., Bodman, S. L., Sowden, T., & Mosely, T. Codex Event 8. [Exhibition]. 8 June 2019 - 8 June 2019. (Unpublished)

An Australian and British collaborative research project into pulp-printing, installation and artists’ books between Sarah Bodman, Paul Laidler, Tim Mosely, Monica Oppen and Tom Sowden. Codex Event 8 tackled the ‘urban jungle’, its physical mass... Read More about Codex Event 8.

Mapping post-digital practice in the graphic arts (2018)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2018). Mapping post-digital practice in the graphic arts. Printmaking Today, 27(106), 15-15

It has been suggested by a range of established commentators that digital technology may have potentially created a ‘mental change’ within the creative process of making images and objects. Although this statement is somewhat broad and our ability to... Read More about Mapping post-digital practice in the graphic arts.

Satisfaction Guaranteed™ (2018)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2018). Satisfaction Guaranteed™

A written and illustrated article. Science fiction films have presented us with numerous visions of machines programmed to satisfy our every need. In some instances these needs have been considered in relation to the intimate and physical relations... Read More about Satisfaction Guaranteed™.

Looking through the eyes of machines as humans (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Laidler, P. (2017, December). Looking through the eyes of machines as humans. Paper presented at Post-digital printmaking. Redefinition of print

It has been suggested by a range of established commentators that digital technology may have potentially created a ‘mental change’ within the creative process of making graphic images and objects. Although this statement is somewhat broad and our ab... Read More about Looking through the eyes of machines as humans.

Collaborative print studio (2017)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2017). Collaborative print studio

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 a... Read More about Collaborative print studio.

Human automation & the post-digital print (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Laidler, P. (2016, February). Human automation & the post-digital print. Paper presented at 104th Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA)

Today we are surrounded by digital systems; machines and devices that offer countless possibilities for producing graphic artefacts that are unique to this period. Similarly the distinction between whether or not something is digital or physical appe... Read More about Human automation & the post-digital print.

Revisiting Richard Hamilton’s typo-topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass (2016)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2016). Revisiting Richard Hamilton’s typo-topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass. Print Quarterly, 33(1), 18-26

The production of fine art prints has a longstanding relationship with the collaborative print studio, where artists work together with master printers to realize and produce printed artworks. The collaboration between artist and print studio has pre... Read More about Revisiting Richard Hamilton’s typo-topography of Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass.

Fairing well: The university publisher and its emerging artists (2014)
Journal Article
Laidler, P., & Super, A. (2014). Fairing well: The university publisher and its emerging artists

The university as a producer and publisher of prints is not a new concept when we consider established US-based institutes such as Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida, (part of the University of Southern Florida) and the Tamarind Institute, which is part... Read More about Fairing well: The university publisher and its emerging artists.

Deconstructing digital printing technologies: Towards reinstating artistic ingenuity in the production of digital colour prints (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Olen, M., Parraman, C., & Laidler, P. (2014, October). Deconstructing digital printing technologies: Towards reinstating artistic ingenuity in the production of digital colour prints. Paper presented at Fifth International Conference on the Image

This research proposes an alternative perspective to conventional printing workflows. Such workflows are restrictive when standard interfaces conceal self-contained systems, limited by manufacturers’ parameters. This has been observed to inhibit the... Read More about Deconstructing digital printing technologies: Towards reinstating artistic ingenuity in the production of digital colour prints.

When artists become inkjet innovators (2014)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2014). When artists become inkjet innovators

Dr Paul Laidler, research fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, explains how the work undertaken by the centre and its artists is pushing the boundaries of wide-format inkjet.

(Non) Graphic images of violence (2014)
Journal Article
Laidler, P., Mandrile, C., & Super, A. (2014). (Non) Graphic images of violence

This article is a studio conversation between researchers Dr Paul Laidler and Dr Cecilia Mandrile and artist Andrew Super.

Invited lecture by Paul Laidler (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Laidler, P. (2013, October). Invited lecture by Paul Laidler. Presented at Edinburgh Printmakers Lecture Series

Paul Laidler will talk about the development of a digital print publishing practice entitled CFPR Editions (www.cfpreditions.co.uk) and the recent exhibition that he curated entitled "just press print". This title was chosen to highlight that althoug... Read More about Invited lecture by Paul Laidler.

The human printer featuring the Print is Dead series: A model for the collaborative studio in the twenty-first century and the changing role of the master printer (2013)
Book Chapter
Laidler, P. (2013). The human printer featuring the Print is Dead series: A model for the collaborative studio in the twenty-first century and the changing role of the master printer. In L. Morgan (Ed.), Intersections and Counterpoints: Proceedings of Impact 7, an International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, 303-309. Monash University Publishing

This paper has been developed from a practice-based study for my PhD thesis 2011, entitled: Collaborative digital and wide format printing: methods and considerations for the artist and master printer. The paper discusses the panel's themes of printm... Read More about The human printer featuring the Print is Dead series: A model for the collaborative studio in the twenty-first century and the changing role of the master printer.

Pay Close Attention. CFPR, Bristol (2013)
Journal Article
Laidler, P. (2013). Pay Close Attention. CFPR, Bristol. Grabado Y Edición Print and Art Edition Magazine, 42-50

Research at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is based on the production of the physical artefact, primarily predicated in print. All aspects of technology that relate to the core philosophy of making are central to this ethos. In recent y... Read More about Pay Close Attention. CFPR, Bristol.

Talking prints lecture (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Laidler, P. (2012, November). Talking prints lecture. Presented at Digital Aesthetic³ 2012

Dr Paul Laidler was invited to give a lecture at the Harris Museum and Gallery as part of the Digital Aesthetic³ 2012 international exhibition and conference. Artlab Contemporary Print programme - Talking Prints is a series of talks by artists explo... Read More about Talking prints lecture.

Multiplied: contemporary art in editions fair (2012)
Exhibition / Performance
Laidler, P. Multiplied: contemporary art in editions fair. [Print]. 12 October 2012 - 15 October 2012. (Unpublished)

Dr Paul Laidler has curated an exhibition of CFPR Editions based on his research into what constitutes a print today for visual artists and how has digital technology diluted the medium so much that print is becoming a redundant term in creative prac... Read More about Multiplied: contemporary art in editions fair.

Just press print (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Laidler, P. (2012, September). Just press print. Presented at 2nd International Printmaking Symposium

Paul Laidler will talk about a recent exhibition that he curated entitled "just press print" this title was chosen to highlight that although digital printing has a 'print' button, the significant elements of the creation of the digital print are oft... Read More about Just press print.

Digital publications and technical innovations: The collaborative print studio in the digital age (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Laidler, P. (2012, September). Digital publications and technical innovations: The collaborative print studio in the digital age. Paper presented at Industry and genius in the printing trade - The Printing Historical Society

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 a... Read More about Digital publications and technical innovations: The collaborative print studio in the digital age.