Spreading the Gospel of Print

We’re celebrating our two years in operation!!! We’ve worked hard to get to where we are and looking forward to great things in the future, including new editions from our production studio, more workshops and community outreach. Printmaking is alive and well in Durham!

Supergraphic print specialist Raj Bunnag spreading the Gospel of Print.

Supergraphic print specialist Raj Bunnag (left) spreading the gospel of print.


Supergraphic’s Brian Garner Explains Lithography

Here’s an excellent video of Brian explaining the lithographic process. Stay tuned for more from Brian and Supergraphic as we merge our studios.
The piece was produced by the Baltimore Museum of Art.


TAKING IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL!!!

We can’t wait to have Brian Garner and Litho Shop moved in to Supergraphic. It’s going to be amazing what we’ll be able to do. Printmaking in North Carolina will never be the same! Stay tuned!

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Supergraphic Teaming Up With Litho Shop

Supergraphic is super excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with one of Baltimore’s most dynamic print studios, Litho Shop, starting later this fall. Our good friend and director of Litho Shop, Brian Garner has decided to relocate to North Carolina and he’ll be moving his whole operation into our space. We’ll continue to be called Supergraphic and Brian will be supervising all production and shop activities. Bill Fick will continue to be the Director and will focus on spreading the Supergraphic gospel. Once the studio is refitted with the new equipment (January 2015) we’ll be able to offer a full range of printmaking services including lithography, intaglio, relief and screen printing. Printmaking in North Carolina will never be the same! To learn more about Litho Shop check out Brian’s excellent Tumblr site Some stuff.

Lithoshop


Paying Homage to the Print Gods: Printing Relief at Supergraphic

Check out this video by Supergraphic crew members Brian Gonzales and Raj Bunnag. Always good to pay respects to the print gods!


Brian Garner Monotype Workshop Update

The Brian Garner monotype workshop is scheduled for Saturday October 18th.

INTRODUCTION TO MONOTYPE PRINTING

INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN GARNER

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

10AM – 5PM
Fee: $125 (includes materials). $25 nonrefundable deposit due at sign up.
Link HERE to make the deposit.

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.


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.

Speedball

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

 


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