Nontoxic Printmaking, Safe Painting & Printed Art

A Research Resource

An academic Research Resource on Nontoxic Printmaking | Essays on Printed Art | Safer Painting | Art and Health | Graphic Innovation | Non-Hazardous Practice, Methods and Materials | Solvents and VOCs | Health and Safety in the visual Arts and Crafts


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1) use this Content Page   and the navigation that follows (scroll down this main menu)
2) use the Individual Listings on the 'Topics' page  
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Introduction                                                               Topics

Safe Painting: Content   |  Fine Art         

Etching Innovation                             PRINTMAKING RESOURCES


PRACTICAL MANUALS                                         Materials 


Photopolymer Printmaking                                  PUBLICATIONS


Screenprinting                                                        Print Gallery   


Lithograpy                                                   HEALTH + SAFETY


pages in other languages                                   Videos


Woodcut                                                       Lead Toxicity in Art



Drypoint & Monoprint                                           Photography 

Drawing + Painting                                               Sculpture

Ceramics                                                                   Schools + Kids

Arts + Crafts                                                 Jewelery





is a private not-for-profit resource
published by an artist and researcher based in Chicago
in collaboration with authors & advisors.

articles on nontoxicprint are published and developed by invitation;
we welcome other suggestions and submissions;
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The information on this website is based on what the individual authors believe to be
current safety-conscious practice. Progress in the field is ongoing, opinions vary,
and new findings emerge frequently. Issues of health and improved working practices
affect everyone involved in making art, and this publication tries to offer a discourse beyond 
any perceived distinction between 'innovative' and 'traditional', 'green' or 'toxic'.

Please feel free to use information from this site for your research and practice, 
but please reference the copyright of authors and this website (
in any materials you may wish to use. 

This is not an official safety site: we publish suggestions, research,
and recommendations about good practice and new developments, both by experts
and by informed authors and lay persons. Please let us know if you feel additional information
or a correction needs to be added to a page.

Use our compendiums of links to access formal safety sites and organizations and for
other categorized content and listings.

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