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Open Press Project is the first 3D-printed 

etching press ...

A growing community of artists and creatives around the world are constantly sharing their presses and prints. 

Additionally, they are working on improvements of the press as well and share their modifications and ideas with everyone. 

Martin Schneider, is a young design student, living, working and studying in Cologne, Germany.


Printmaking-Non-Toxic International on FB

Public Facebook Group

A Place for Printmakers and those who love printmaking and have a passion to create prints using safer methods.

Printmaking-Non-Toxic International For the love of art and the love of health for those who work with and teach relief printing, intaglio, lithography. Using non-toxic products does not limit creativity, it enhances it. Please join us here to share safer methods of working and teaching others. Printmaking Non-Toxic. Join in the conversation relative to non-toxic printmaking and share what process and products you are using. 

We would love to see your work, If you wish, share it and include, title, size, paper, ink and process that you used. Nancy D'Agostino


ON PAPER presents its contest to promote the art of printmaking, as well as the connection between printmakers around the world.


For more information visit the contest website: 

Nuria Melero, Barcelona






Zea Mays is a studio, workshop, educational facility and 

research center dedicated to new approaches in printmaking.





Makoto Doi and Shichio Minato

Studio Kitayama, Kyoto

Makoto DOI is the founder of Studio Kitayama in Kyoto, the first non-toxic printmaking studio in Japan. Established in 1997, the studio quickly changed from traditional to non-toxic in 2004. Makoto started importing and selling non-toxic materials in his shop and online, thus offering many Japanese printmakers the chance to work with safer techniques and materials.

Studio Kitayama is important as a research center for contemporary printmaking techniques, sharing the results with the printmaking world through the studio’s website.As an artist and teacher, Makoto has been invited to several Japanese universities as a visiting artist and instructor safer printmaking in several Japanese universities.

Professor of Printmaking, University of Fukui




with nontoxic emphasis

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Bowling Green State University

Location                          Bowling Green, Ohio, USA




About Printmaking at Bowling Green State University

Contemporary printmaking has evolved into an interdisciplinary medium, combining traditional and alternative processes that integrate printmaking with other studio disciplines, such as painting, fibers, ceramics, and digital arts. With the recent movement toward non-toxic materials, digital imaging, and photographic processes, printmaking remains an exciting and ever-changing field. The Printmaking program at Bowling Green State University introduces students to a wide range of techniques and processes with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking and an individual artistic vision.  BGSU Area Head of Printmaking, Janet Ballweg's current research in printmaking is carried out using non-toxic processes that integrate 3d modeling, digital imaging, intaglio and lithography. 


Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts

Location                          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA




About Printmaking at Carnegie Mellon University

The School of Art Printmaking and Small Metals studios have been clearing the way for faster, cheaper, and greener methods for etching. In Fall 2009 students will be introduced to a new process called PHOTOCOPY ETCH, which can be used in conjunction with other non-toxic processes, on zinc, aluminum, copper, and steal intaglio plates and brass in the small metals studios. What makes Photocopy Etch unlike anything else is its ability to transfer a drawing or photo onto a plate without the use of chemicals or any other hazardous substance to make an etch resist. The price of this process is currently under 50 cents, making it not only the fastest and safest, but also cheapest form of transfer. It is also a process that anyone can do at home, allowing people to venture outside the traditional print studio setting. School of Art Print Technician, Matt Forrest, has ensured that other non-toxic methods for etching and cleaning plates will continue, which include equipping the intaglio studio for use of the Saline Sulfate Etch process while also adapting new processes to etch copper using citric acid. 

City College of San Francisco

Location                          San Francisco, California, USA




About Printmaking at City College of San Francisco

At City College of San Francisco's Fort Mason and Ocean Avenue campuses, a variety of printmaking courses are offered for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student of the medium. Techniques covered in the courses include etching, intaglio, lithography, relief and the monotype and monoprint. Equipped with a range of presses and employing traditional to non-toxic mordants and grounds both campuses provide a supportive learning environment for students to develop both their technical skills as well as their creative and analytical minds. In recent years, printmakers have engaged in finding non-toxic materials to replace traditional ones that were noxious and problematic in a teaching environment. Resulting from such efforts, exciting and cost effective materials such as water based grounds and films used originally in the silicon chip industry have found their way into printmaking labs around the world. At City College of San Francisco, Ocean Avenue Campus, students are learning how to use such materials in the exploration of their ideas and so further expand upon the rich basis of some many people's efforts.

Chester College of New England

Location                          Chester, New Hampshire, USA




About Printmaking at Chester College

Nancy Diessner, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, earned her BA in Painting, Printmaking, and Drawing from Bennington College, and her MFA in Painting and Sculpture from Hunter College in New York City. She exhibits regularly at Bromfield Gallery in Boston's South End, and is a member of The Boston Printmakers, the Experimental Etching Studio, and Zea Mays Printmaking. Her work combines printmaking with photography, drawing, painting, and, occasionally, handmade books. In her own studio and in the printmaking studio that she created at Chester College, she is committed to teaching and working with green printmaking processes, using no solvents or toxic materials. The Chester studio is not only better for the environment than a traditional printmaking studio, but it also provides a healthier working space for our students.

Connecticut College

Location                          New London, Connecticut, USA



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About Printmaking at Connecticut College

Professor of art Timothy McDowell, a printmaking specialist, set out to transform the CC printmaking studios into a new "greener" facility in 2005 by implementing Dan Welden's acid-free "etching" technique using light energy to produce intaglio plates,replacing hazardous acids. McDowell took part in a SOLARPLATE printmaking workshop at Weldon's studio in Sag Harbor, NY. The trip, which was sponsored by the college through a travel and research grant, helped the students familiarize themselves with the new acid-free printmaking technique that they had already started learning at the college. McDowell considers the environmental benefits of the new technique to be extensive. Petrochemicals, solvents, and acids which were standard in printmaking, are no longer necessary to create prints. Connecticut College is one among a group of colleges and universities that have implemented Weldon's solarplate technique. As a result of their experience at Weldon's workshop, the college formulated a plan to dismantle its acid and solvent room and remodel it into a computer lab where students could appropriate and manipulate images to be made into prints.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Location                          Willimantic, CT, USA




About Printmaking at Eastern Connecticut State University

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Arts offers five concentrations of study: Art History, Digital Art & Design, Painting & Drawing, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Students learn to think visually as they study different media, become familiar with visual language, acquire knowledge of expressive techniques, and learn the context of the art of different cultures. Students become skilled at articulating the conceptual and aesthetic relevance of works of art.

The Printmaking Concentration educates and trains students in the art of printmaking in an inspiring, stimulating, and safe environment. Students learn traditional, as well as other alternative methods, using non-toxic printmaking applications.

Gwen Frostic School of Art  Western Michigan University 

Location                          Kalamazoo, MI, USA





About Printmaking at the Gwen Frostic School of Art

Students in the Printmaking Program gain experience, technical skills and the ability to approach critical issues confronting both traditional and current systems of printmaking. These include stone and plate lithography, intaglio, relief printing, screenprinting and the incorporation of photomechanical and non-traditional techniques within each process. One of the longest standing print programs in the upper Midwest, the program encourages individual development and stimulates the production of innovative, high quality work. Our faculty members guide students as artists within an intellectual studio context, helping them to master the complex process of creating print-based images. Upon successful completion of the program, students will possess both the necessary technical skills and intellectual faculties critical to an educated artist.

The newly remodeled Printmaking facilities accommodate all manner of contemporary and traditional processes while remaining committed to providing a healthy, non-toxic working environment. Over 4000 square feet of space houses 3 separate but adjacent studios in screenprinting, lithography, and intaglio/relief designed to allow students to work fluidly between print media.  There is also a communal paper preparation area and dedicated computer lab for the creation of digital imagery and photomechanical transparencies.

Kennesaw State University

Location                          Kennesaw, GA, USA




About Printmaking at Kennesaw State University

As senior faculty in the photography and printmaking areas, Valerie Dibble has served the Visual Arts department since 1996. Under Valerie's supervision the printmaking area strives to stay current with the most contemporary non toxic techniques. We cover all traditional processes as well as new processes that incorporate the most recent technology. We have a Digital Darkroom equipped with Macintosh computers, photo quality scanners, card readers and large format archival printers as well as a Xante platemaker for transferring digital images to polyester lithographic plates. We have etching presses and a lithography area as well as silkscreen and relief. Our studio houses a darkroom and flip top exposing unit so we can incorporate photo processes for printmakers in the advanced courses. We engage in alternative processes such as van dykes, solar plates, Polaroid image and emulsion transfers, ImageOn and any new process we hear about! Our studios are as environmentally friendly as we can possible make them and we continue to look for the highest industry standards for our students in that area. With our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, our department is enjoying new growth in the areas of photography and printmaking as we continue our efforts to prepare our students for their professional lives.

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Memphis College of Art

Location                          Memphis, TN, USA



About Printmaking at Memphis College of Art

Experiment to find your own iconography. The Printmaking concentration and Memphis College of Art will allow you to explore traditional and contemporary printmaking processes while creating indelible multiples or one-of-a-kind prints of your own images. Techniques include woodcut, intaglio, serigraphy, lithography, collography and monotype. 


Water based screenprinting and non-toxic intaglio processes are used. We use water-soluble inks only for all intaglio, relief and monotype printing and mostly use the pronto or Smart plates process for lithography or waterless lithography.We use Polymer plate, the polymer film process or ferric chloride for copper plates. We use only acrylic grounds. We are currently working on lowering emissions and toxic materials in the area of stone lithography. Cleaning does not involve solvents (very seldom there is a need for denature alcohol, mineral spirits, or acetone). We recycle newspapers, metal plates, use cotton towels when blotting and get our chemicals pick up for disposal. We have been approved by OSHA and have requested a visit from TN OSHA.

Middle Tennessee State University

Location                          Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA



About Printmaking at Middle Tennessee State University

The Middle Tennessee State University Art Department offers a B.F.A. degree in Studio with a concentration in printmaking. Students may also receive a minor concentration in printmaking within the art department. Our alumni include artists who are supporting themselves through sales of their work, university professors, and professionals involved in all aspects of the arts. In September 2005 we moved into a newly renovated facility in the former Todd Library Building on campus with over 5500 square feet of instructional space.This includes a digital lab, a paper preparation facility, an exposure room for photo-printmaking processes, a silkscreen studio, a studio for etching and lithography, a sink room, and a mordant room. We are proud of the excellent equipment in the printmaking area, including: 3 etching presses (Brand, Sturges, and Takach), 2 lithography presses, 3 exposure units (Douthitt, Polylite, and Nu-Arc), Hydrobooth and Hydroblaster, Lithography graining sink, 5 Macintosh computers, 1 Dell computer, 1 Epson 7600 printer, 1 Elite laser printer, 1 Colorspan Printmaker Giclee printer, 1 Universal Laser Engraver, 2 light tables. Classes taught include Silkscreen (ART 2130), Etching & Intaglio (ART 3140), Lithography (ART 4100) and Intermediate and Advanced Printmaking classes. Our graduates have gone on to outstanding MFA programs such as the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the University of Minnesota, Ohio University, the University of Georgia, and many others. In addition, we host the award-winning Printmaking Links web site, used by printmakers all over the world.



Rochester Institute of Technology

Location                          Rochester, New York, USA



About Nontoxic Printmaking at RIT

The School of Art at RIT specializes in non-toxic printmaking techniques as an integral part of the fine art course offering. RIT has made a committment to become a world focal point where professional printmakers and teachers can learn to apply non-toxic printmaking techniques in both the educational and professional environment. The mandate of the Non-Toxic Program addresses the shift towards health and safety consciousness in the classroom/studio while offering graduates new avenues of creativity and employment. It was initiated to expand the offerings of the School of Art to include the latest innovations in the fine art field of printmaking. Non-toxic printmaking is taught at all undergraduate and graduate levels and students can opt to undertake non-toxic printmaking as a major subject of specialization. In addition, to meet the demand of in-service or re-training of printmaking professionals, RIT has initiated an intensive 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Non-Toxic Printmaking. This accredited program has been designed to assist printmaking professionals make the transition from traditional toxic intaglio printmaking media to non-toxic. KEITH HOWARD, the former Head of Printmaking and Research at the School of Art is considered the foremost authority within the field of non-toxic printmaking.

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University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Location                          Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Faculty                             Todd Sherman                                   



About Printmaking at UAF

The printmaking department offers courses in Beginning through Advanced  and Graduate Printmaking, Relief (linoleum and woodblock), Intaglio (etching, engraving and drypoint), Lithography, Silkscreen, Photo-Processes and Monotypes and Monoprints. Students are encouraged to develop their aesthetics through exploring imagery, colors and various printmaking techniques as well as exploration into the many possibilities used in combination to make prints. The studio has two etching presses, one combination lithography & etching press and a relief/etching press and a variety of hand and power tools to create plates and blocks for the presses. The print shop uses a ferric chloride solution in a vertical etching tank and has access to a computer and a state of the art laser platemaker for photo-process techniques.

University of Central Missouri

Location                          Warrensburg, Missouri, USA




About Printmaking at The University of Central Missouri

The printmaking area at Central is a comprehensive program involving experiences in serigraphy, intaglio, lithography and relief printmaking. The latest techniques, focusing on the reduction of hazardous materials, are employed for the students' utmost safety. In this user-friendly environment, students are encouraged to capitalize on the unique aspects of the various printmaking processes as a means to fulfill personal artistic expression. Students are required to take Printmaking I as a means of becoming acquainted with the basics of the various printmaking processes. The student then advances to Printmaking II and III where he or she continues to explore the printmaking processes on a more complex and personal level. These advanced courses are repeatable up to 9 credit hours each, with a culmination of experiences in Studio Seminar. A large Charles Brand etching press and a table model Sturgis press serve the needs of the student involved in producing intaglio and relief printmaking. A V28 Amergraph exposure unit and Atlas exposure table also provide the means for the student to experience a variety of photo-printmaking techniques. The printmaking major can take advantage of the Student Artist Coalition, thus allowing the individual to engage with other art majors for the purpose of enhancing their college experience with field trips, lectures, exhibitions, guest speakers and social events encompassing the visual arts.

University of Indianapolis

Location                          Indianapolis, IN, USA





About Printmaking at the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis Department of Art and Design has been committed to safer printmaking since 2001. Intaglio processes include traditional etching opportunities with the safer Edinburgh Etch and photopolymer processes, which extend the capabilities beyond traditional methods while providing a safer studio for students and the ability to recycle materials. Newer inks permit clean up with vinegar and vegetable oil instead of the toxic solvents traditionally associated with printmaking. Undergraduate courses emphasize the role of experimentation in the creative process. 



University of Iowa 

Location                          Iowa City, IA, USA





About Printmaking at University of Iowa

Undergraduate degrees include the B.A. in studio art and B.F.A. in Printmaking. A minor in studio art is also available to non-majors. Graduate degrees include the M.A. and M.F.A.

For nearly 50 years, The University of Iowa's printmaking program has ranked among the best in the country. From class discussions of the history of printmaking to instruction in the making of prints, emphasis is placed on teaching students about significant historical print concepts and helping them discover new ways of adding to the printmaking tradition. Students also learn about artistic self-analysis through group and individual critiques. Actual masterworks on paper are accessible through a comprehensive museum collection of prints including all techniques and all periods of art history.

University of Kentucky

Location                          Lexington, Kentucky, USA




About Printmaking at the University Of Kentucky

Making art-printmaking, for example-is challenging. It can also be toxic.Toxic elements first seeped into the printmaking world with the invention of oil paint. New, often hazardous, chemicals were needed to break down oil-based inks. Common household chemicals like turpentine and nail polish remover are among the more than 100 toxic substances used by traditional printmakers. Some of the known side effects from continuous exposure to these chemicals include birth defects, central nervous systemdamage, asthma and emphysema, and systemic poisoning of the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart.This danger is what prompted UK Professors Gerald Ferstman and his colleague, Ross Zirkle, to create non-toxic techniques to keep their students safe and keep their craft alive. AT UK they experimented with a water-based ink that can be used in all printmaking techniques and worked to improve and adapt new non-toxic products. Zirkle's research centered on waterless lithography. The result was a very workable system of ink and modifiers that provides a safe, economic and reliable alternative to oil- and solvent-based lithography.

University of Michigan

Location                          Ann Arbor, MI, USA





About Printmaking at University of Michigan

The Print media studio includes two distinct areas, one for hand printing and one for digital printing. The Hand Printing Areaincludes an etching pressroom with 3 etching presses and a proofing press. The studio also has a litho pressroom featuring 3 litho presses. There is equipment for ferric-chloride etching, and a 32 x40 inch exposure unit for photo-sensitive litho and intaglio plates.The Digital Printing Area includes a computer-lab with 10 Mac stations and 10 Epson inkjet printers, along with two flatbed scanners and a film scanner. The printers are able to print up to 17 inches wide and are equipped with Ultrachrome K3 archival inks.

University of Montana

Location                          Missoula, Montana, USA




About Printmaking at The University of Montana

The printmaking division at The University of Montana School of Art focuses on the creation of prints as an original form of artistic expression. Students are encouraged to explore the unique serial and replicable nature of printmaking, to engage with and respond to the creative process, and to work toward greater clarity of concept and extended investigation of process. We are committed to continuing the traditions of the print media while also expanding their boundaries through innovation in concept and technique. The printmaking program provides the safest work environment for both students and the environment by exploring and adopting less-toxic processes and materials, without sacrificing any traditional media.

Our varied coursework includes: relief, (including our annual Steamroller print project), intaglio (acrylic & traditional grounds, Image-On), water-based screen-printing, lithography (stone, plate, photo processes, waterless litho), collagraph, digital media, mixed-media printmaking, installation and the book arts.


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Sarah Lawrence College

Location                          Bronxville, New York, USA





About Printmaking at Sarah Lawrence College

Printmaking I and II: This course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals and concepts of printmaking in an environment that practices newly developed, nontoxic printmaking methodologies. Participants will learn how to develop an image on a particular surface, how to transfer the image to paper, edition printing, and presentation. Students will utilize the tools, materials, and equipment required to produce a print in a variety of media, including intaglio, silkscreen, and relief prints. The techniques involved in each of these processes are numerous and complex. Emphasis is placed on finding those techniques best suited to the development of each class member's aesthetic concerns.

Advanced Printmaking: This course offers an opportunity for an in-depth study of advanced printmaking techniques. Students will be encouraged to master traditional skills and techniques so that familiarity with process will lead to the development of a personal and meaningful body of work. The course will also cover all aspects of letterpress printing, enabling participants to incorporate text into their conference work, if so desired.

Shepherd University

Location                          Shepherdstown, WV, USA




About Printmaking at Shepherd University

Printmaking is a non-toxic studio housed in the Center for Contemporary Art. Printmaking in this studio is focused on the use of techniques that are safe and less hazardous to the artist and the environment. Many traditional printmaking techniques have been converted to non-toxic methods and new innovative approaches to non-toxic printmaking are encouraged. The print studio has intaglio presses and lithography presses and the equipment necessary for hand printing within a wide range of processes.

The BFA printmaking program at Shepherd gives the undergraduate student an opportunity to explore lithography, intaglio, relief and monoprint processes. The first two years of the program provide an introduction to printmaking and to fine art theory and practice. Students are encouraged to develop compositional skills in printmaking classes as well as in all studio art classes. Problem solving techniques and exposure to a variety of media and processes are encouraged and developed during the first two years. The last two years the student will be expected to develop a personal style through exposure to contemporary art, theory and practice. Students will explore contemporary applications of print media and will develop their own unique methods and visual vocabulary.


Webster University

Location                          St Louis, Missouri, USA




About Printmaking at Webster University

Printmaking students use the most current printmaking materials and practices. The non-toxic studio is fully equipped for work in relief, intaglio, etching, waterless lithography and silk-screen. "The Department of Art at Webster University prepares students for successful careers in the arts. At the same time, we provide students with an education that makes them creative and tolerant citizens with awareness of the relevance of art in a changing world. Emerging technologies and new forms of art are embraced within the framework of a traditional media. Because of small classes and careful advising, students are able to take full advantage of a dedicated faculty of practicing artists and scholars. Coordinated international studies, professional internships, and weekly presentations by visiting artists help to form a highly unique program." Tom Lang, Department Chair


Western Oregon University

Location                          Monmouth, Oregon, USA




About Printmaking at Western Oregon University

The WOU printmaking studio is one of the few printmaking departments nationwide that has embraced innovative non-toxic methods in all areas of printmaking: screen printing, lithography, intaglio (etching), relief, and monotypes. The aim was to make their printmaking program safer, more economical, and environmentally friendly without compromising the rich and expressive quality of the printed image itself. WOU have reduced hazards without compromising the breadth or richness of their students' experience in printmaking. Some of the health conscious changes that have been made include: (i) adding non-etc intaglio options such as Solarplate, ImagOn and the silk aquatint process to our ferric salt-based etching program; (ii) replacing stone lithography with polyester plate lithography; (iii) using soy-based Akua inks for relief, monotype and intaglio printing; (iv) cleaning oil-based litho inks with baby oil or citrus cleaners; (v) using water-based inks and liquid stencils for screenprinting.


University of Dayton

Location                          Dayton, Ohio, USA



Printmaking at the University of Dayton

Erin Holscher is a graduate of RIT, New York, where she studied nontoxic printmaking with Keith Howard. The University of Dayton printmaking studio is emphasizing nontoxic methods; only acrylic etching grounds are used, the silkscreen area is water based, and no hydrocarbon solvents are used. Wherever oil based printing inks are used these are cleaned with safe and nontoxic solvents such as vegetable oil.

Lander University

Location                          Chester, New Hampshire, USA



The program has recently been updated to include water based silkscreen and a range of other safe processes.

Bowdoin College: Printmaking

Art students at Bowdoin utilize a wide range of traditional and cutting edge printmaking techniques. Our printmaking classes use the techniques of etching and intaglio printing, silkscreen, woodcut relief printing, letterpress, book arts, and photo-printmaking. We exercise sustainable practices in our printmaking facility whenever possible, working with non-toxic acrylic etching grounds and cleaning up without solvents. The facilities include a print workshop with etching presses and outdoor patio work area, a bright and spacious non-toxic etching room, a brand new silkscreen facility equipped for large-format screen-making, and a letterpress and book arts classroom. Printmaking students have 24-hour key card access to all areas of the printmaking facility and student teaching assistants are often available to support students working after hours.  




Print Departments, Studios, Workshops and Courses


The Program was initiated to expand the offerings of the School of Art to include the latest innovations in the fine art field of printmaking. We view the non-toxic printmaking program as an important component and compliment to the other fine art disciplines that rank R.I.T's School of Art as one of the top in the country. Non-toxic printmaking is taught at all undergraduate and graduate levels and students can opt to undertake non-toxic printmaking as a major subject of specialization.


The University of Maine is a leader in the development of non-toxic printmaking techniques. Information about Susan Groce's Non-Toxic printmaking program.


A comprehensive program of safe printmaking workshops co-ordinated by Don Messec. See the site's Workshop Calendar for details. Beginning summer 2008, MAS will be offering select workshops in partnership with and at the Santa Fe Art Institute. LINK: The Green Print Studio

Printmaking Links is a website brought to you by Christie Nuell of the Printmaking Area of Middle Tennessee State University.

FOOTHILL COLLEGE, Los Altos Hills, California

An extensive program of Print and Book Arts courses taught by actively exhibiting artists and professional designers. Print Arts covers a broad spectrum of print technologies from letterpress printing (think Gutenberg), to digital printmaking (think inkjet). Print processes include screenprinting, etching and intaglio, relief, lithography and monoprinting. Print projects include fine art prints, multiples, ephemera, broadsides, posters, postcards, mail art, t-shirt printing, and book arts. Print & Book Art courses are offered through the Graphic & Interactive Design department (GID).


Atelier 6000 Mission

To advance printmaking and book arts as vital contemporary art forms. Atelier 6000 inspires and engages diverse artist learners and audiences in educational and creative experiences.

Atelier 6000 opened its doors in 2007, becoming Central Oregon’s only professional printmaking and book arts studio.  In 2011, A6 became a 501c3 non-profit organization. A6 provides access to the time-honored techniques of printmaking through studio memberships, workshops, and artists in residence programs. Bridging the 21st century and electronic arts, we underscore the concepts of printmaking and book arts and appreciate the handmade.


Frontline Arts - Printmaking Center of New Jersey

- a nontoxic studio for artists 



Zea Mays is a studio, workshop, educational facility and 

research center dedicated to new approaches in printmaking. 

It honors the rich tradition of printmaking by exploring alternatives that are safe for artists and the environment. At Zea Mays they research new developments in alternatives to toxic printmaking, test products and methods and strive to demonstrate the greatest aesthetic potential of each new medium. They document their research extensively and have a library of material on safer printmaking. As an educational facility Zea Mays offer artists, printmakers, students, teachers, and novices classes and workshops in new approaches to printmaking. The emphasis is on intaglio, relief and monotype printmaking and they offer a wide range of courses for all levels of expertise. Zea Mays' staff and guest artists teach the courses. They are also available to "take the show on the road" for offsite demonstrations and workshops. Zea Mays is also available for individual collaborations with artists seeking to explore unique issues in printmaking or publish an edition of prints. LINK: The Green Print Studio



the center for the aspiring and experienced artists Sev Shoon Arts Center was started in 1991 by Swiss artist Dionne Haroutunian. Sev Shoon is an environment dedicated to the art of printmaking. We offer studio rental, quarterly classes, host demonstrations of fine art printmaking, and also host monthly exhibitions, which serve as an outlet for our renters, students, and instructors to show their work.


The CRATE is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the advancement and practice of fine art printmaking. It is intended as a place of invention, experimentation and artmaking. Classes, workshops and demonstrations are offered on an on-going basis throughout the year. LINK: The Green Print Studio


Maryland Printmakers is a non-profit organization that educates the public concerning the techniques, nature and functions of printmaking, and encourages and advances the art of printmaking. The objective of the organization is to promote printmaking to the general public and artists working in the media through sponsorship of the following: juried, non-juried and traveling exhibits, a slide registry, a newsletter, charitable and educational lectures, demonstrations and programs. Membership is open to any individual committed to the promotion of printmaking. Maryland Printmakers currently has more than 250 members internationally. Visit their site to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member.


International Print Center New York was established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the first and only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. IPCNY fosters a climate for enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists' prints from the old master to the contemporary. IPCNY nurtures the growth of new audiences for the visual arts while serving the print community through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. IPCNY celebrates the art of the print by: establishing a permanent venue for the exhibition of artists' prints; organizing and touring major print exhibitions; creating access to a wide selection of new work through an ongoing series of new prints shows; offering information services and educational programs focused on the art and technique of printmaking



New Grounds is a safer and alternative printmaking facility fully equipped for the creation of prints in etching, photogravure, monotype and relief printing. Regularly scheduled classes are offered in all of these printmaking mediums. LINK: The Green Print Studio

Established in 1996 as New Grounds by its director Regina Held, Remarque/New Grounds is one of the first completely non-toxic print workshops in the world. The award-winning print institution was first operated in Albuquerque’s rural South Valley and moved to its current 4000 square foot location in historic Nob Hill along Route 66 in March 2000.  With six hand-operated etching presses, New Grounds matches, and even surpasses, the number of printing presses available in many university printmaking departments. 

print by Jessica Krichels



Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative efforts over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to increase appreciation of this work through exhibitions, public programming and educational efforts. Artists at Kala are encouraged to produce innovative artwork of the highest quality, and are given total freedom to realize their artistic vision using media that span the Gutenberg to digital eras. Artists are also provided with a number of professional development opportunities, and a spirit of exchange and education is nurtured through artist involvement in exhibitions, special events, lectures, teaching, and classroom experience. Additionally, Kala is committed to offering quality art education to the general public and public school children through its on-site program of classes and workshops and its Artists in Schools program.


A new nonprofit arts organization for emerging artists. Committed to creating an environment and opportunities for dedicated artists to advance their work to a professional level. The vision is to inspire environmental awareness through the fine arts.The space includes a 2,000 sq ft artist loft comprised of studios, workrooms, and galleries. Located on California's Central Coast, near Big Sur and Carmel, in an area that inspires great artists, writers, and thinkers with its natural beauty.

The new programs are designed to contribute to the dialogues among local artists and artists outside the area. The Sand City Artist Residency program is an opportunity for artists from around the world to work in California's Central Coast. Contact for details.

AS220 PRINTSHOP, Providence, Rhode Island

The AS220 Printshop is entirely non-toxic, which as well as relieving health hazards for adults, also allows children to participate. Courses are taught by key members and printmakers from the community. LINK: The Green Print Studio



Be one of the first to print at our newly renovated print shop. The only public-use multi-technique printmaking facility in Brooklyn! Our new bigger, badder print shop includes everything you need for silkscreen, lithography and intaglio. Apply today for a GSS membership. SHOP MEMBERSHIP is $80/month and includes 24 hour access to our print shop, woodworking shop and 1500 square foot of communal workspace PLUS your own 40x52 inch flat file. Go to our website to download an application and find out more.




We are looking for a few more artists to join our studio for 2010. In addition to unlimited studio access, artists-owners also show work in our gallery and participate in printmaking shows at other galleries. You may also teach classes at the studio. Plus you will enjoy the camaraderie of other artists! Please contact Julie at  (541) 621-4580  (541) 621-4580 if you would like more information about this option. Or email:

ATELIER 6000, Bend, OR

Our Mission: To provide classes, workshops and lectures for artist teachers and students pursuing printmaking and the book arts. To enable well-known artists to produce collectible handmade prints and specialty books for their own or others' collections. The Studio: Our brand new, 2000 square foot studio has three presses for plate lithography, etching, and monotype, and letterpress. We are dedicated to sustainable practices including working with non-toxic and less-toxic materials.


Canada's leading printmaking centre, is dedicated to the production, preservation and promotion of contemporary original fine art prints. Open Studio is a comprehensive artist-run centre for contemporary printmaking practice, providing multi-faceted services, programs and information to artists and the public alike. As a national organization, Open Studio offers affordable and equal access to printmaking facilities, programs and services for artists from across Canada and abroad. As an artist-run centre, it is our priority to support artists in the development of their professional endeavours.


Debra Percival is an artist, instructor and non-toxic printmaker. The studio/workshop shows her own artwork and offers courses in a range of non-toxic printmaking methods: aluminium etching, polyester plate lithography, collagraph, water-based screenprinting.


The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of the print: intaglio, lithography, monotype, silkscreen, woodblock printing, paper works, book arts, and digital arts. CCP is a unique cultural resource, a place to discover, to experiment, to learn. The entire spectrum of printmaking arts is here to be explored through workshops, edition printing with master printers, exhibitions, community programs, and an Artist-in-Residence Program. Check out the Nontoxic workshops section of the site.



Lynch Pin Press, Inc. is the studio of Jennifer Lynch M.F.A. located in Taos, New Mexico. The studio was established in 1999 providing professional printing services and instruction for artists in many printmaking techniques. The emphasis at Lynch Pin Press, Inc. is to provide a safe and non-toxic printing environment, taking responsibility for both personal health and the environment. The studio is equipped with 40 x 72" and 24 x 36" Takach etching presses and the necessary tools required for monotype, woodcut, collagraph, safe etching, and water based prints. In addition there is a Dry Tac laminating heat press 48 x 70" for collage work and laminating of prints or photographs. One-on-one tutorial sessions, edition, and contract printing are available. Workshops for the beginner and professional will be offered regularly. If you find yourself and few friends traveling to Taos and wish to create your own workshop let Lynch Pin Press, Inc. arrange time for you in the studio.



Non-toxic Fine Art Print Studio in Kilkenny, Ireland, . Situated in the heart of the city, at 42 Parliament St, Blackstack Studio aims to promote the art of printmaking and support artists by providing intaglio and screenprint facilities in the southeast. Part of a growing network of green studios worldwide, Kilkenny’s new print studio will use environmentally sustainable printmaking methods. It will also provide outreach and education programmes such as workshops, lectures and demonstrations bringing the art of printmaking into the heart of the community. Developed in partnership with Kilkenny County Council Arts Office the studio also has the support of the Crafts Council of Ireland.     


Grafisk Eksperimentarium
is specialized in Non-Toxic Intaglio. It is run by the Danish printmaker, Henrik Boegh, who since 1995 has taken an active part in the development of techniques and equipment for Non-Toxic Intaglio. Boegh offers international workshops in Non-Toxic Intaglio in his printmaking studio in the Andalusian mountain town of Capileira, in the Sierra Nevada, Spain.


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Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers (EP) is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary printmaking practice. It achieves this by providing, maintaining and staffing an entrance free gallery and inexpensive, open access print studio, where artists and members of the public can use equipment and source technical expertise in order to develop their hands on printmaking skills. EP offers a wide range of introductory and advanced printmaking classes. The popular in-depth weekend and evening classes offer practical training in small groups, led by experienced tutors with time for experimentation within each process. With all the weekend and evening classes you get a free associate membership of Edinburgh Printmakers for up to 6 months so you can come back to EP to put into practice the skills learnt on the course. Edinburgh Printmakers also offers 1-1 training and can create tailor made classes to suit your training needs. Don't know which class to choose, try a few of the shorter taster classes, designed to introduce you to new media and explore the wide range of printmaking possibilities

BLUECOAT, Liverpool, UK

The art centre studio is available for hire to printmakers with a common interest in developing their own practice in line with research into non-toxic printmaking. Users can access training, research and hire of the printmaking studio, alone or in groups. Printmaking Classes from the Bluecoat, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, see website for details.


Carol Nunan, formally of Horsley Printmakers, runs an independent printmaking studio where she makes and sells her original prints. She also teaches printmaking workshops with other invited guest tutors. Her studio is available to her studio users to book on a half or full day basis. See the website for course details


The North Notts Non-Toxic Printmaking Workshop was opened in summer 2006 by professional Artist Sarah Godfrey. The aim being to create an awareness of non- toxic printmaking techniques through provision of high quality courses and exhibiting opportunities. The Workshop is situated in the beautiful grounds of Welbeck Abbey in the Dukeries area of Nottinghamshire and is one of 24 others forming the Harley Foundation Artists Studios.


Green Door Printmaking Studio is Derbyshire's only open access artist's studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. We research develop and teach the very latest techniques and processes for innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. We are building a local, national and international artist community of printmakers dedicated to safer printmaking practices by inviting contributions to our projects, exhibitions and print exchanges. We strive to raise the profile of printmaking as a primary art form with a long and distinguished history. Green Door is based on the pioneering work of the Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, and draws upon new printmaking developments worldwide. This will help to make the printmaking world a smaller place and help our artists to incorporate the very best of the new while keeping their own distinct voice. | "Buy Photoplymer Film"  Our International Print Exchange 2011 is


Early in 2009, after seven successful years in York, Handprint Studio relocated to Trewidden Studios in Penwith, Cornwall, occupying a studio which is part of a specially converted Victorian stable-block at Trewidden Garden near Penzance. We continue to be committed to the research and development of innovative printmaking practice, and offer an exciting programme of intensive workshops dealing with specialist aspects of creative print processes. These workshops are aimed at a wide audience, are suitable for both beginners and more experienced printmakers alike, and cover a wide range of methods and processes in an expert, accessible and informal manner.

PACO MORA grabadorypintor, Spain

Paco Mora Peral: El Grabado no Toxico. Non toxic printmaking courses, information etc.
See ARTICLES for Paco Mora's article on photopolymer printmaking.


Druckstelle is a printmaking studio with facilities for intaglio, woodblock and screen print and a darkroom a "work station" for alternative printmaking techniques. It is located in a former store in the Manteuffelstr. 103 in Berlin-Kreuzberg a co-production of the two artists Eva Pietzcker und Miriam Zegrer. They are especially interested in the traditional Japanese woodblock and in new techniques of intaglio like the acrylic grounds and photomechanical processes by use of the photopolymer film and solarplates. They teach these techniques in workshops and also invite international guest artists to teach in their studio.


This small print studio provides facilities for artists to make prints using a variety of methods including etching, lithography, photogravure, linocuts, woodcuts, computer graphic and other related processes. It also provides opportunities for guest artists from other Print Workshops and also - on a limited scale - for artists in residence.


Kunstdruck is a small, open-access printmaking studio set in a beautiful part of Austria, 20 miles west of Vienna. Run by Viq Ali, (BA Fine Art), the studio provides workshops and courses on intaglio, relief and monoprinting.







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Warringah Printmakers Studio is a community based, not-for-profit organisation promoting safer printmaking techniques. Studio members have access to classes, workshops, studio facilities, regular exhibitions & a variety of exciting, innovative projects. After becoming incorporated in 1997, the Warringah Printmakers Studio started working towards turning the workshop into a safer space by using alternative techniques to traditional etchants and solvents. The teachers at that time were very supportive of the initiative and kept a diary of observations about the newer techniques & materials. Knowledge acquired was shared and problem solving became part of the printmaking routine.

The Warringah Printmakers Studio acknowledges & thanks all of the printmakers who helped in our development as a safer printmaking studio.

WHAREPUKE PRINT STUDIO, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Printmaking. Wharepuke Print Studio NZ

Wharepuke Print Studio is a fully equipped printmaking workshop specialising in non toxic printmaking techniques. Set within the two hectares of the award winning Wharepuke Subtropical Garden on The Stone Store Hill in historic Kerikeri in The Bay of Islands. The studio offers a range printmaking courses, workshops and services to professional artists and the public. Non Toxic Printmaking New Zealand. Artist printmaker Mark Graver (MA Printmaking Camberwell, London) offers non toxic printmaking courses from the Wharepuke Print Studio and Gallery in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Non Toxic Printmaking Art courses include a variety of non toxic printmaking techniques.


Escuela de Artes Plasticas (School of Fine Arts) de la Universidad de Costa Rica

We had success on the field researching about alternative materials and economic methods that even our students can use at home safely.
We have no distributors of materials or tools in Costa Rica, so is important for Us search for those materials and procedures that allow us the safety practice of printmaking and the homemade preparation of varnish and mordants with our own products and recipes. I run a page on Facebook is relatively new. There I organized the information we have on: techniques, alternative materials, procedures, non toxic news and updates, links, recetas, tips, etc.,
We�re glad to offer to our students nontoxic procedures and safer practices specially in the Printmaking Workshop.

Yula J. Cambronero-Bonilla
Professor Escuela de Artes Pl�sticas, Facultad de Bellas Artes (School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts)
Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica University)



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Shichio Minato, University of Fukui

Shichio MINATO is a visual artist and fine art academic with 15 years of experience in research, teaching and art management. He is a full professor at the University of Fukui, Japan. Shichio graduated from Kanazawa College of Arts, Japan (BFA) and from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent, Belgium (MFA). After obtaining his MFA, Shichio moved to France where he worked as an assistant in the Printmaking Department at l'École supérieure d'art et design Saint-Étienne.

He is interested in non-toxic printmaking, especially development of a supporting system for school teachers. As art director, he curated a number of exhibitions and was appointed as a chair at E&C Gallery, Fukui, Japan. Shichio had exhibitions of his works in Japan and abroad. Carrying a grant for ‘survey research on the spread of non-toxic Printmaking techniques’.  He was working together as visiting professor with professor Marnix Everaert at the Academy for Visual Arts in Ghent (April 2017 > March 2018).

Makoto Doi and Shichio Minato

Studio Kitayama, Kyoto

Makoto DOI is the founder of Studio Kitayama in Kyoto, the first non-toxic printmaking studio in Japan. Established in 1997, the studio quickly changed from traditional to non-toxic in 2004. Makoto started importing and selling non-toxic materials in his shop and online, thus offering many Japanese printmakers the chance to work with safer techniques and materials.

Studio Kitayama is important as a research center for contemporary printmaking techniques, sharing the results with the printmaking world through the studio’s website.As an artist and teacher, Makoto has been invited to several Japanese universities as a visiting artist and instructor safer printmaking in several Japanese universities.

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Sample Printmaking Websites


PRINTERESTING presents a range of content relevant to the contemporary print artist, including artwork, news, resources, and critical discourse. It favors forward-looking print work that addresses current art concerns, but the site is also a place to keep abreast of developments in the field, and to take note of those rare occasions when printmaking intrudes into popular culture.


Squeegeeville is a website dedicated to the art and technology of screenprinting. Since its creation in 2000 the site has gone through a number of changes as their focus has evolved. This is the newest incarnation and concentrates on 6 key areas:

  1. Free instruction and information for novice and advance screenprinters: including links and PDFs of articles published in a range of trade magazines around the world.
  2. Training and workshops at their facilities or yours: including intro courses and more advanced training to get you printing right the first time.
  3. Products and Services: including the book Screenprinting Today - The Basics, prototyping and product development, custom screenprinting, and fine art printmaking.
  4. An on-line art gallery: featuring limited edition serigraphs by Canadian and international artists, gigposters, and other interesting prints.
  5. Links and resources: to help you find other websites that contain good information about screenprinting, artists, associations and more.
  6. The News Section: giving visitors an opportunity to ask questions, find answers, and read about the latest goings-on in Squeegeeland.

HESTER STINNETT's Waterbased Screenprinting Handbook

Hester Stinnett's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in numerous private and public collections, including the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center.

In 2004 she was awarded a Pennsylvania Council Artist Fellowship for Works on Paper. She was an Artist in Residence at the Fabric Workshop in 2003, and has presented printmaking workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado.

With co-author Lois M. Johnson she wrote Water-based Inks: A Screenprinting Manual for Studio and Classroom published by the University of the Arts Press.

She is currently Professor of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University.


SCREWBALL ACADEMY: Since 1991, Steve Walters (under the moniker Screwball Press) has been printing posters, CD packaging, and a variety of other collectible items for Chicago's indie rock community. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to train and/or work with some of his favorite local artists including Bob Hartzell, Kristen Thiele, Jay Ryan, Mike Benedetto, Keith Herzik, and Jason Frederick. Around 2000, Steve looked back on ten years of work and realized that working with these people was the single most satisfying aspect of Screwball Press. So he began to implement the Screwball Academy based on the extension of the Minutemen's "band in every garage" credo. Steve wanted to see a printer in every band. Go to NONTOXIC WORKSHOPS for more on how to work at the Screwball Academy.



Founded in 2011 to address the persistent invisibility of printed art in the general art press, Art in Print is a bimonthly journal and website dedicated to the art that most people are most likely to meet in person—the print. The publication provides important contemporary criticism, fundamental historical research and timely information about current events, while championing  thoughtful looking, clear prose, and lucid design. Art in Print also commissions artists’ projects that take advantage of the social distribution of the periodical, and runs a bimonthly print competition that allows artists—with and without gallery affiliation—to reach an international audience. The only publication of its kind, Art in Print has emerged as a critical resource for artists, curators, scholars, collectors and viewers around the world.


Welcome to the world of Japanese Traditional Printmaking!
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The Baren Forum for Woodblock Printmaking                 click on bar to enter
Forums / Print Exchange Programs / Encyclopedias



Health and Safety in the Arts

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Online Health & Safety in the Arts Library (UIC)
A comprehensive resource for artists, art schools, print studios etc. The mission of the Health in the Arts Program is to diagnose, treat and prevent arts-related disorders among people working in all aspects of the arts. There is increasing recognition that work in the arts can involve health risks such as exposures to toxic materials and hazardous physical conditions. Injuries and repetitive motion disorders can also result from practice and from work in the arts...

The Chicago Artists Resource (CAR)
Featuring a section that includes over 250 articles on health and safety issues for artists, originally published as part of the Art Hazard News.

Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc. (ACTS)
Providing safety and hazard information for the arts - worldwide. ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities. A part of the fees from our consulting services goes to support our free and low-cost services for artists. We gratefully accept donations, but do not solicit them from the artists who call here for help and advice. We recognize that artists and performers are among the least affluent groups in society.

The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI)
A non-profit association of manufacturers of art, craft and other creative materials. Identifies art materials (using the ACMI seals) that are safe and that are certified in a toxicological evaluation by a medical expert...


The American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM)
Features information on the labelling of art materials for chronic health hazards.

Pixelated Palette
Site includes the article 'Art Materials Safety' by E.L. Kinnally that provides sources of information about using artists' materials safely...

Tucson, Arizona: Art Hazards Database
A searchable database of health and safety information for artists including a database of Art Mediums, Studio Safety and Health links.

Winsor & Newton
Supplier of artists' materials. Health and safety information for artists.

Masters in Public Health
My goal is to give prospective students easy access to the best
information available on Public Health master's degree programs. My site offers
an extensive campus listing of schools offering Public Health degrees.
Additionally, helpful career information can be found in the left side-bar of the


The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA aims to ensure employee safety and health in the United States by working with employers and employees to create better working environments. The agency provides a variety of useful publications in print and online.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP)
A monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health. EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and its content is free online. Print issues are available by paid subscription.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
                                                                                                                                                     The federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. 

Rachel's Environmental & Health News at the Environmental Research Foundation (ERF)
News and resources for environmental justice. New Brunswick, NJ-based organization seeking to provide understandable scientific information about human health and the environment to the public.

The World Health Organisation (WHO)
Publication catalog, media resources, health articles, and current health news. List of upcoming health events, conferences, and summits.

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. Chronic Hazard Guidelines available as pdf.


TOXNET and the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
The US National Library of Medicine
information service for details about solvents etc.

The Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) is a comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for about 5,000 chemicals.


Head of Printmaking and Research at the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Art. Innovator of non-toxic printmaking methods; author of The Contemporary Printmaker, which details the latest non-toxic intaglio printmaking techniques.

Cedric Green's site on non-toxic, alternative methods for printmaking with comprehensive extracts from his handbook on healthier and safer methods for intaglio etching and metal plate printmaking, with grounding and plate making methods avoiding the use of traditional toxic grounds, varnishes, resins, solvents and any chemicals harmful to health and to the environment.

Nik Semenoff's site on safer and environmentally friendly printmaking processes using common materials available in every community.

Henrik Boegh is a well-known author and artist in the printmaking world. Since he established 
Experimentarium in Copenhagen in 1997 he has been working to spread the techniques of Non-Toxic Intaglio across Europe.




610 Atlanta Ave
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Cape Fear Press is a privately owned photo etching studio located in Southeast North Carolina. The owner of CFP is an artist dedicated to non toxic and technical innovations in the field of fine art photo etching. Cape Fear Press is the exclusive distributor of Puretch, a high resolution photopolymer etch resist for fine art intaglio printmaking.

Puretch Photopolymer is a biodegradable, negative working dry film photo etching resist. It is the thinnest thus highest resolution film available for photo etching and is ideal for halftone positives and fine line etch applications. Puretch is for the intaglio printmaking purist that wants to traditionally etch the image and have complete control over the plate surface and edition.


 Manufacturer of Printmaking, ceramic and sculpture equipment and export worldwide
 Since 1949.

Instagram : ravietchingpress


Pre-rocked Mezzotint Plates, made in New Zealand by Olav Nielsen. Affordable worldwide shipping options

extensive equipment, materials, books, videos etc

presses and equipment for printmakers


formulators and suppliers of water-based inks + other materials and equipment, also information on non toxic printmaking

McClain's is a Mail Order Business.

art (including printmaking) supplies

supplier of tools and products for the printmaking industry
suppliers of pronto plates for polyester plate lithography                   see POLYESTER PLATE LITHOGRAPHY

C. G. METALS INC, New Jersey
metal suppliers: zinc, copper, brass plates and etching tools

Z*ACRYL ETCHING SYSTEMS, California (may currently be unavailable)
a line of materials specifically for printmakers: etching, photoetching, digital lithography etc

inks for fine art printmakers, includes new range of Safe Wash inks

wide range of printmaking supplies including David Smith etching inks, felts, plates, water-soluble inks etc

suppliers of pronto plates for polyester plate lithography                  see POLYESTER PLATE LITHOGRAPHY

suppliers of PETG                                                                       see NEW TERMINOLOGY

suppliers of printmaking papers including Hahnemuhle Copperplate and other
Hahnemuhle papers

suppliers of NuArc platemaker (exposure units)

suppliers of OLEC platemaker (exposure units)

suppliers of Azon 787N clear film for inkjet printers


manufacturer of presses and printmaking equipment

specialist supplier of materials and equipment for the artist-printmaker

printmaking materials and equipment

products for the graphics and print industry
wholesale offset and screen printing material suppliers


etching press and printmaking equipment manufacturer, Barcelona, Spain

Matthieu Coulanges

I'm a small manufacturer of printmaking tools. Drypoint (diamond, carbide or ceramic), burnisher (agate), 

scraper (ceramic, hss), beveling tools.



Non-toxic Printmaking                Handbook by  Mark Graver   2011

Non-toxic Printmaking

Format:  Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information:  Full colour throughout
Published In:  United Kingdom

In this book, Mark Graver puts the case for non-toxic printmaking and then discusses the various technical factors (both materials and equipment) to take into account when etching with acrylic resists, making aquatints, etching in general, using drypoint, engraving, making mezzotints and collagraphs and using photopolymers as well as combining various printmaking techniques. There is also information on various inks and health and safety measures in the printing workshop. All in all, this book contains everything a printmaker will need to know about non-toxic printmaking.

About the Author

Mark Graver is an English printmaker who is currently working in New Zealand. He has masters degree from Camberwell College of Arts and he is a frequent contributor to various printmaking journals.

Green issues are very 'hot' at the moment.  A new title in the popular Printmaking Handbooks series. Highly illustrated with the work of artists from around the world. A practical as well as inspirational book

Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1408113252
EAN: 9781408113257
Dimensions: 23.0 x 15.0 centimeters


The Contemporary Printmaker
      Keith Howard
      New York: Write-Cross Press, 2003


  Handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio
  Handbok I Non-toxic Dybtryk
Henrik Boegh
  Copenhagen: Forlaget Boegh, 2007

  (published in English, Spanish, Flemish and now in French)

 La Gravure Non-Toxique - Manuel Practique
 Henrik Boegh

The French Edition is based on the 2nd edition of The Handbook of Non-Toxic Intaglio. Translation by Filip Le Roy and Jean-Marc Deltorn. The book was published in December 2008, in Belgium, by Le Roy and Partners and it can be ordered on the website or directly from the publisher:

Manual de Grabado No Toxico
Henrik Boegh
NEW Spanish Edition

   Intaglio: Acrylic-Resist Etching, Collagraphy, Engraving, Drypoint, Mezzotint
   Robert Adam & Carol Robertson

   Thames and Hudson, London, 2007


El grabado no toxico: nuevos procedimentos y materiales
Eva Figueras

University of Barcelona Press

La Manipulacion Segura De Productos Quimicos En Grabado
Eva Figueras and Isabel Perez Morales

Click for more information 

INCISIONE SOSTENIBILE, nuovi materiali e metodi dell area non-toxic

The first Italian nontoxic manual by Francesca Genna, with contributions from Patrick Aubert , Eva Figueras Ferrer, Chiara Giorgetti, Friedhard Kiekeben, Grazia Tagliente
Navarra editions, 2009

ISBN: 978-88-95756-17-2



Water-Based Screenprinting Today
Roni Henning

Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 2006

Screen Printing ... The Basics

Andy MacDougall


Now you can purchase an easy to understand instruction manual that breaks the screenprinting process down into steps. Loaded with tips and tricks along with lots of how-to-do-it pictures, you'll learn about art prep and film separations, screens and stencils, inks and materials, printing, specialized applications, shop safety, and more. Many available screenprinting books are out of date, or are so technical, they are impossible to understand. This one is right in the middle - humorous, informative, and up-to-date, written by a person who has been involved in all aspects of commercial and fine art screenprinting for over 25 years. For more information/To Purchase go to

Screenprinting: The Complete Water-based System

Robert Adam & Carol Robertson

London, Thames & Hudson, 2003




Printmaking in the Sun
Dan Welden & Pauline Muir

Printmaking in the Sun
with Dan Welden


Polyester Plate Lithography for Fine Artists
George F Roberts






Manual del grabado electrolitico
Alfonso Crujera







Michael McCann        Michael McCann     Monona Rossol
Artist Beware             Health Hazards      The Artist's Complete
                                 Manual for Artists    Health & Safety Guide

Artist Beware
Michael McCann, PhD, CIH

The Lyons Press, 2005

Health Hazards Manual for Artists

Michael McCann PhD, CIH

The Lyons Press
, Fifth Revised and Augmented Edition

The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
Monona Rossol

Allworth Press, 2001

Making Art Safely: Alternative Methods and Materials
Merle Spandorfer, Deborah Curtiss & Jack Snyder


Printsafe: A Guide to Safe, Healthy and Green Printmaking
Tim Challis,

London: Estamp, 1990


A Technical Dictionary of Printmaking

Andre Beguin

Prints Now

Gill Saunders & Rosie Miles

Victoria and Albert Museum Press, 2006


Digital Printmaking
P Coldwell & G. Whale

London: A & C Black, 1999


UK based magazine dedicated to the art of printmaking

n international magazine that presents award-winning coverage of artists working in a range of paper-based media, including limited-edition prints, drawings, photographs, books, and ephemera. Published bi-monthly, Art on Paper is available via subscriptions worldwide or at bookstores throughout North America and Western Europe.

Bi-monthly magazine edited in Spain, specializing in engraved and printed editions of art.

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