Contract Printing Services
We offer contract printing services to artists of all levels. You will have the undivided attention of Tamarind Master Printer, Perry Obee, working one-on-one to produce original works of fine art printmaking.
No experience in printmaking is necessary! My job is to make the process as fluid and effortless for you, the artist, as possible. All you have to bring to the table is a desire to discover what printmaking can offer you! I have experience collaborating with artists from all backgrounds and artistic sensibilities. I will guide you through the process and provide you with the tools you need to reach your artistic goals. Monotype and introductory day sessions are welcome.
Types of Contract Printing Services
Most artists want to contract us to produce a limited edition of fine art prints. A typical edition size is around 20-30, but we can do smaller or larger edition sizes as well. Our shop usually produces work that is 22”x30” or smaller (a standard sheet of printmaking paper), however larger projects are also possible.
We offer collaboration in these techniques, but can also incorporate other special techniques such as chine-collie, letterpress, book-making, and even sculptural works:
Intaglio (etching, drypoint, aquatint)
Relief (woodcut, linocut)
Pricing is based on the size and scope of each project. If you are interested in learning more about contract printing contact us below with an idea of the project you have in mind and we can send you our pricing sheet and start the conversation!
Why make an edition of prints?
Change the way you create! For me, the most important reason for any artist to make works in printmaking is the change in the way artists THINK about image making when they make prints! To someone who has never made prints or doesn't feel confident to approach the medium alone, a master printer removes the hesitation and opens the door to the possibilities.
This relationship between artist and printer goes back centuries and is a special and unique form of the creative process within the art world. The experience is enriching for both artist and printer and often leads to a fruitful relationship that develops over time.
Reach more people! Historically, printmaking is a more affordable and attainable entry for a wider audience of collectors. Many collectors begin by collecting original prints by an artist which lead to sales of larger works later on. Furthermore, work produced in editions of multiples (each an original work) can exist in many different collections at the same time, so your work can be all over the world!
(A great historical example is Albrect Durer, who became famous allover Europe for his printmaking long before his painting, in an era where this sort of "global" acclaim was rare.)
Let's Work Together!
The collaborative process excites and energizes me, and I can't wait to help you solve your artistic problems through the mediums of printmaking!
Use the form below to contact me about a printmaking project and let's start the conversation!
Let’s Work Together
Contact us to request information about contract printing or request our pricing plan