Part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York, NY is a 4,000 sq. ft. lithography, intaglio, relief, and digital printmaking workspace. The studio offers membership opportunities, work exchange programs and contract services. They produce fine art prints for individual artists, galleries, foundations, and institutions as well as their own published works available through the shop. Additionally RBPMW offers ongoing classes and workshops.
Shapeways is an online 3D printing service based in the Netherlands. Their site is fairly new and still in its beta form. Shapewways is trying to provide lower cost 3D printing mainly for prototype purposes. You can upload your own 3D models or you can use the site’s tools to personalize Shapeways’ designs.
Post Expose is a screenprinting collective in Long Island City, NY started by Sarah Mead of Urban Inks. The studio has a core collective of artists and designers each operating their own independent ventures. Additionally, Post Expose offers eco-friendly printing services, studio space/equipment for rent, really nice t’s and prints for sale and public screenprinting courses. Check out their blog for print/design info and inspiration.
It’s always refreshing when there’s a creative mind behind an offset printshop. Pinball Publishing in Portland, OR has a tagline: “Printing Made Fun”. That pretty much defies the typical sales-lead printshop. Pinball offers environmentally responsible offset printing, their own line of fine paper goods and online creative service resources. Check out their blog for more recent work and read a great interview with them on Neojaponisme.
Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa offers some of the best etching and lithography facilities in its country. The studio’s educational program provides disadvantaged artists/residents skills to operate a proferssional practice, become strong community leaders, create a body of work and pass their knowledge onto future students. Additionally, Artist Proof creates outreach projects for AIDS/HIV awareness in South Africa.