Being passionate lovers of print, we've shared some our favourite places to learn how to screen print if you're a beginner, and make amazing work if you already know how to! In conjunction we've also featured some of our talented vendors working within the analogue screen printing domain, who you can also discover in Department Store!
London Print Studio
Based in North London, this location is perfect for screen printers ranging from beginner to professionals, offering intensive workshops, one to one training and helpful practitioner advice from its experienced staff. London Print Studio's ethos is 'empower people and communities through practical engagement with the visual and graphic arts.'
Print Cub London
Another great place to screen print is Print Club London. Located in Shackwell London, the studio offers workshops, live printing events and services and a fabulous online shop where you can purchase prints by screen print artists.
Jim O'Raw, who was featured in Posterzine issue 13, specialises in CMYK process printing using fluorescent inks and glow in the dark pigments. O'Raw has exhibited his work at the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch amongst many other places including Print Club London. Grab issue 13 from Department Store here.. or why not subscribe monthly and save money!
Sonsoles Print Studio
Based in South East London, Sonsoles Print Studio are a fully equipped open access screen printing studio. Explore cut out stencils to 4 colour separation processes, on any flat surface from traditional papers to found lino flooring. Sonsoles is a safe place to experiment and have fund, and most importantly, create amazing work!
Emma Fisher is one of Department Stores many vendors featuring her popular A2 Limited Edition screen printed series (pictured top right). Following her experimentation with isometric illustrations and overlaying split fountain gradients using fluorescent ink. The gradients are printed at a 45 degree agree on the paper so the ink flow runs inline with the perspective angle of the shape whilst creating a dynamic appearance with a multi range of layered colours. Check out her awesome collection here..
London College of Communication
University of Arts London College of Communication have arguably the best-maintained print facilities in London. Owning a block completly donated to printing, their 4 day course is packed full with workshops guided through by expert tutors, demonstrations that provide its participants with fundamental technical skills and developing their confidence in printmaking.
London Underdown is a project consisting of bizarre and surreal illustrations and animations based on situations framed in the Tube. Made up of duo made up of Pablo Reca and Rafael Ferrer, their screen prints are wonderfully bold, witty and brilliantly made.
East London Print Makers
Run completely by volunteers, East London Print Makers is another hot spot to visit when on the hunt for great places to screen print. Supported forty-seven key-holders, represents over 250 members ELP attracts over one thousand visitors annually!
Discover the work of Marc David Spengler a current graphic design student at the
State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart. Department Store is first and foremost a shop where artists and can sell their work but also a platform where independent artists and creative students can gain further exposure that will assist them in their career as a designer.