Lower East Side Printshop

The Lower East Side Printshop is a not-for-profit print shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The print shop has been in operation since the late sixties and continues to provide it’s vast resources for both emerging and established artists. Facilities are available for members, artists-in-residence and contract clients. In addition to its technical education, the print shop also promotes and offers guidance in the collection of contemporary prints.

Briar Press

29 March 2008 — Posted in Letterpress

Briar Press is an amazing online community for all things letterpress. Abundant in information, imagery, classifieds and discussions.

Iskra Print Collective

29 March 2008 — Posted in Screenprinting

The Iskra Print Collective is a community print space established by the founder/creative director of Jager Di Paola Kemp Design in Burlington, VT. The collective of artists are continuously producing aesthetically diverse screenprinted posters and t-shirts.

The Highfield Art Club

28 March 2008 — Posted in Screenprinting

Very limited info exists on The Highfield Art Club. We can only hope they are still in operation. Highfield has been producing screenprinted show posters for local entertainment in Harare, Zimbabwe for over 20 years using very basic techniques, as well as fabulous hand-lettering. A good article can also be found in issue 59 of Eye.

Brodsky Center for Print and Paper

The Brodsky Center is part of the Department of Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, NJ. The facilities provide capability for working in all print media-digital, intaglio, lithography, silk screen, relief, papermaking, photo processes, letterpress and books. The center produces editions for artists internationally, developing new techniques in the process. Additionally the center offers many internship and residency opportunities.


27 March 2008 — Posted in Stencil/Mimeograph

Extrapool is a printshop in Nijmegen, Netherlands that specializes in bookmaking using digital stencil printers, a type of printer usually found in schools, churches or non-profits. To get a sense of what this medium looks like you can experience it in issue 15 of Dot Dot Dot journal.

Stumptown Printers

27 March 2008 — Posted in Letterpress,Lithography,Offset

Stumptown Printers is a smallish print shop based in Portland, OR. Aside from their impeccable work in letterpress and offset lithography, this is the shop behind the amazing Arigato CD case.

Polluted Eyeball

27 March 2008 — Posted in Screenprinting

Polluted Eyeball is a screenprinting shop in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to exceptional printing, they offer workshops and, occasionally, publish a great magazine called Mesh Count which spotlights numerous screenprinters from from the US and beyond.