Custom Printing

  • Artist Member E.J.Howorth (L) working with Nicholas Schick (R) on a custom screenprinting project.
  • Artist Member Meggan Winsley (L) and Artist Member Laine Groeneweg (R) working on a woodcut custom printmaking project.
  • Artist Member and Instructor Meggan Winsley (L) and Technical Director, Anna Gaby-Trotz (R), pulling large-scale screenprint transparencies for a custom printmaking project.
  • Studio Technician, Jessica Palmer (L), and Artist Member Michelle Forsyth (R) working on a screenprinting custom project.

The one-on-one custom printing program at Open Studio offers an incredible learning opportunity for artists at all levels of their careers, including those with established print backgrounds. Since 2014, I have been working closely with lithographer Pudy Tong, whose impressive knowledge of digital and analogue print media is extensive… As artists, we have much to learn from one another, and working collaboratively has been a creatively rewarding experience, enabling me to expand my skill set while broadening the ways in which I envision and make work.Jenn Law, one-on-one custom printing customer

Please note that the studio facilities are temporarily closed due to the pandemic. If you have questions, email the Technical Director at anna@openstudio.ca. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Open Studio works collaboratively with artists and galleries to create unique print projects. We have skilled collaborative printers who work with each artist or gallery individually. Our main focus is in etching, relief, screenprinting, lithography and letterpress. We also work with experimental, digital, and hybrid forms of printmaking and are here to help you from start to finish. Not sure where to start? Check out our print glossary.

SCHEDULING CUSTOM PRINTING

Each project is different and we are happy to talk to you about what you’re looking for and get you an estimate. Please start by filling out the Google Form below.

  • Custom printing sessions are organized on an as-needed basis.
  • Custom printing sessions are dependent on studio/printer availability.
  • Custom printing sessions are scheduled at a cost of $50/hour.
  • The cost of materials is extra and the printer can offer recommendations.
  • A 50% deposit is required to begin the scheduled session.

Open Studio charges an hourly rate, plus the cost of materials to print custom projects. We offer project estimates and make every attempt to be accurate, but as studio work begins with our printers, the final costs may fluctuate up or down. Our estimates are based on variables such as the required number of impressions, the medium used, colour changes and physical print size.

Turn-around time for custom printing varies depending on what projects we currently have in the studio, printer availability and project demands. Scheduling is arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Are you looking for one-on-one / private instruction?
A one-on-one / private instruction scenario is often the best option for artists to acquire the knowledge and experience needed to further their practice or execute a project. Click here for more details. Have more questions? Please email.