The artists published by Advanced Graphics London are
invited to work with the technicians at our studio.
Each artist works in a different way and the relationship
between printer and artist is crucial to the success
of the project.
The artist builds a series of backgrounds and marks
to be made into stencils - they vary from large washed
areas to tiny highlights. The technicians print the
stencils, one at a time, by pulling ink through the
screens onto the paper beneath using a squeegee. If
the artist is combining woodblocks with the screenprint
the technicians cut the wood into the required shape
and roll thick ink onto the surface, the paper is then
laid on top of the block and enormous pressure is applied
using the vertical press.
There is no original painting and the prints are produced
entirely by hand. Once the proofing stage is complete,
and the artist is satisfied with the image, the technicians
begin again with the edition - referring to the notes
made during the proofing stage. The prints are then
signed and numbered by the artist and embossed with
the company stamp.
The Advanced Graphics Studio was set up in 1967, specialising
in producing original screenprinted editions for artists
and publishers. In 1988/89 the medium of woodblocking
was added with the arrival of our adapted veneer press.
With this addition a new technique, using a combination
of both types of printmaking, was created and gave artists
(specifically those with a primary discipline of painting)
the thickness, texture and weight of colour they were
seeking to achieve with their prints.
The more traditional form of 'hard edged' screenprinting
is still popular and over the years we have been fortunate
to work with a wide range of artists, all of whom have
helped us push forward the boundaries of printmaking.
They have challenged us and allowed our technicians
to build an ever increasing knowledge of both media,
screenprinting and woodblocking, during the collaboration
Using the Studio
The studio is not an open access studio and we do not
hold courses at Advanced Graphics London. Apart from
working on our own publications
we engage in commission based projects for independent
artists, galleries and publishers
If you are interested in the work that we can do for
you and would like some more information regarding our
studio prices, then please contact
We base our charges on an hourly, daily or weekly rate
depending on the client's requirements. This includes
working with one of our experienced technicians and
full use of our facilities.
We also provide all photographic and material back up
where needed, essential for reprographic rather than
original prints, and we can work from most forms of
artwork, whether provided on paper, board, CD or other.
In the case of original printmaking artists may prefer
to originate their artwork in the studio by either painting,
drawing or collaging elements onto transparent film.
Finally, if you are thinking of making an enquiry it
is always worth being ready with the following three
pieces of information, which we will need in order to
offer you a quotation:
have an idea of the image size and perhaps the paper
size you would like
a visual reference is essential, perhaps an existing
example of your work
how many prints would you like to end up with in your