A print collaboration is an unique way to create a lithographic edition where the artist get work closely with a professional printer, this gives the chance to the artist to fully focus on their art with the support of an expert in lithography.
What is the history behind collaborative printing?
The first lithographic print was created by Philipp André and was published in 1803. The series is called Specimens of Polyautography and is made up by 12 prints made by 12 artists. In the early nineteenth century, most major artist became interested in lithography as a medium for creating art. Historically, an artist that created lithography prints worked with a printer to do so. This is because lithography required many skills to master. In Europe, it was rare artist printed their work themselves and it was often taken for granted that an artist would be working collaboratively with a professional printer.
Why should I consider a print collaboration?
Our printer support the artist through the process and makes sure that the work is technically possible. This is an amazing experience where the artist and printer work close together and share mutual ambition and purpose. A deep understanding is created between artist and printer. Through the artist’s creativity and the printer’s knowledge, an artwork that never could be made by one of them on their own is created. This is a very traditional way of creating prints and it is important for us at Stone Tree Press to keep working and creating those connections between artists and our printers.
How can I do a print collaboration with Stone Tree Press and who is it subtitle for?
A print collaboration and lithography works well for all artists and you do not need any previous experience working with lithography or doing print collaborations. This service suits artist and galleries who wish there artists to create limited edition of fine arts prints. If you are interested in collaborating with our printer Nora Hammenberg we would advise you to drop us an email here: