Speedball Team Visits Supergraphic

We recently had a great visit with some folks from Speedball (a North Carolina based company). They’re developing some excellent new block printing products and have asked us to give them a whirl. So far we’ve been really impressed! We look forward to seeing how these products develop and come on line.


Director of R&D Bud Martin, Marketing Manager for Akua Printmaking Kelly Balfe and Director of Sales and Marketing Dave Valliere


Stacy Lynn Waddell at Supergraphic

Stacy Lynn Waddell, one of North Carolina’s most accomplished contemporary artists, has recently been spending time at Supergraphic working on a new series of unique prints. She was recently in a show at The Studio Museum Harlem called When the Stars Begin to Fall – Imagination in the American South. The show will travel to the Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale in August.

Stacy in Studio 2

Damian Stamer back at Supergraphic

Damian Stamer was back at Supergraphic working on a new series of monoprints. He’s been super busy with recent shows in Berlin, Raleigh, Durham and an upcoming show (June 27 – July 18) at Zane Bennett Contemporary in Santa Fe.


Brian Garner Monotype Workshop Postponed Until The Fall

The Brian Garner monotype workshop has been postponed until the fall. Date to be announced later. Please check back for updates. Please email us if you’re interested:  durhamsupergraphic@gmail.com

Information about Brian and the forthcoming workshop.

This one-day intensive workshop explores the monotype printmaking process. Monotypes are a painterly technique made by drawing or painting on a non-absorbent surface (plexiglass), which is then transferred onto paper via a printing press. When the term monotype is broken down, ‘mono’ means one or single and the reference of ‘type’ speaks directly to the relationship of printmaking. Type in this case is an open field or plate that is used to ink the surface with an image. Simply put, a monotype is a single image that begins from a blank plate. As both an additive and subtractive process the monotype is perfect for painters, illustrators and printmakers.

This workshop will cover a variety of techniques including dark-field and light-field techniques using oil-based inks. The workshop will also explore printing multiple layers of transparent inks. “Ghost” images, or ink that is left over from the original printing, will be explored as well.

Inks, solvents, proofing paper and 2 sheets of archival paper will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own paper.

Brian Garner is a Printmaker/Artist who has been based in Baltimore since 1985.  He has taught art and printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Davidson College, Towson University, and University of Maryland, College Park.
Brian received his MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from UMBC, is a graduate of the Tamarind Institute of Lithography’s Printer Training Program and received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has owned and maintained his printmaking studio, Litho Shop, in Baltimore, where he collaborates with artists on various projects.
Brian has worked with artists such as Joyce J. Scott, William Pope.L, Juan Logan, Liliana Porter, Christian Marclay, Eric Fischl, Mark Strand, and Ellen Gallagher. His collaboritve prints are in the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art, MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, amoung other fine institutions.


Brian Garner working with artist Raoul Middleman.

Brian Garner working with artist Raoul Middleman.



NCMA Screen Printing Demo

Recently several of the designers at the North Carolina Museum of Art came over to Supergraphic and shot a video of how to make a screen print. The demo explains one of the processes used to make many of the prints in their current show Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection (April 13 – July 27). Dave Rainey was the videographer/editor and Jimmy Nguyen was the instructor.


Michael Tauschinger-Dempsey Show

Michael Tauschinger-Dempsey will be showing recent screen printed work – made at Supergraphic during the last 3 months – on Friday April 25th from 6pm – 9pm. This will be a one night only pop-up show. Its a must see!

M T-D image


Supergraphic Featured in SGIA Journal


SGIA PictureSupergraphic has been featured in an article in the SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) Journal. Here’s a link to the PDF version of the article. Thanks to Eileen Fritsch for writing it!


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