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Our Publications
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.

Background
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 process.

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 us.

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 edition?

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