World Printmakers’ Print Workshop Central

Online resources for fine-art printmaking workshops

2-How Print Workshop Central Works

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The print workshop at londonprintstudio

Print Workshop Central offers online services for fine-art printmaking studios worldwide:

  • A Standard Participation on the Print Workshop Central site dedicated to your workshop. This section includes:
    • An introduction to your workshop with your text, images and video
    • A section of information on your services and working procedures
    • Unlimited text and up to 25 images to tell your studio’s story
    • A link to your website, another one to your email address

  • Also included in the Print Workshop Central site are:
    • An open discussion forum on issues of interest to print workshops
    • A section dedicated to opportunities for print workshops and their artists: grants, sponsors, residencies, clients, etc.
    • A regularly updated section on technical questions, how other people are dealing with the same problems and issues you have
    • Periodic feature stories on subjects of professional interest to workshop administrators including authenticity questions (For example: Is the concept of the fine-art print being extended to works that are not fine-art prints?), issues related to educating the print-buying public, and advocacy articles on the defense of authentic fine-art prints.

Print Workshop Central Has an Innovative Format

Print Workshop Central has opted for a blog format due to the features and versatility which this medium offers:

  • The interactive features necessary to establish online dialogues
  • An excellent anti-spam filter. The plague of discussion forums is amount of offensive spam they attract.
  • An already-incorporated RSS syndication feature. Due to the same spam issue, email is becoming an unreliable means of delivering information. Newsletters and updates sent via email are increasingly being blocked by spam filters. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) permits people to subscribe directly to the information and updates they are interested in, thus bypassing the unreliability of bulk email.
  • The blog format incorporates links to many Web 2.0 sites which, properly used, can extend the reach of the information published to a wider public.
  • The blog’s excellent built-in keyword and category features permits reliable tagging of content, making it more easily accessible to people interested in your subjects
  • The Print Workshop Central blog site is protected by the best anti-spam filter in the business
  • And perhaps most important of all: Blogs receive preferential treatment in the search engines. They are indexed more frequently, a fact which means they turn up more often and more reliably in keyword searches.
  • What Does It Cost a Studio to Participate?
    The cost to a fine-art print studio of participating in World Printmakers Print Workshop Central is 275 euros annually, payable in advance.

  • Payment Options
  • The 275-euro annual subscription for a Standard Participation can be paid via any one of the following channels:
  • PayPal, send to:
  • VISA or MasterCard: send us your card number and expiration date (in two parts in two different emails, for security reasons)
  • SWIFT bank transfer:
    • Bank: La Caixa
    • Account Number: 2100 2575 15 0210039535
    • IBAN: ES54 2100 2575 1502 1003 9535
  • What Are the Guarantees?

    The guarantees are those represented by World Printmakers’ ten-year record of service to printmakers and printmaking. Ask anybody who knows us.

How to Get Started?

It’s easy. Just send an email to World Printmakers expressing your studio’s interest, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. In the meantime you might have a look at How Do We Sign Up?

Written by Michael Booth

May 21, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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  1. I have a small print shop with a nice gallery in Denison, a small artsy town in north Texas. I am a one person operation. i am interested.

    Barbara Elam

    July 12, 2008 at 8:33 pm

  2. […] But we can’t do it on our own. Care to join us? […]

  3. I am interested in your web-site (which I followed up from Printmaking Today) although I am too old for it to be of practical value now. But once a print-maker, always a printmaker! I guess. As an individual, working alone, and having been at one time a quite well known and successful screen printer, I cannot face, after some interrupted years, starting again taking my work around. I guess if I was starving I would, but I now enjoy designing using a graphics pad and an Epson printer and am producing prints that no-one sees except friends. They are NOT reproductions! (see my comment on current debate about Giclee prints) I daresay there are others like myself who would appreciate being able to show their work. And who knows there could be some welcome commercial spin-off.
    I think this is almost certainly outside your remit, but I thought I would mention it.

    Julia Matcham

    December 20, 2008 at 9:44 pm

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