Just Press Print

snapLaidler, P. (2012) Just press print. In: 2nd International Printmaking Symposium, Bentlage Rheine, Germany, 27th – 30th September, 2012. Germany: http://www.snap2012.de/index.html

For the 2nd International Printmaking Symposium in Rheine, Germany I talk about an exhibition that I have been developing alongside my collaborative print studio practice entitled “just press print”. This title was chosen to highlight that although digital printing has a ‘print’ button, the significant elements of the creation of the digital print are often overlooked: the relationship and conversation between artist and publisher/ master printer, the iterations that are necessary to achieve the final print, the need for archiving and recording the process. The talk will also touch upon the evolving nature of digital technology and its potential influence upon established definitions and practices within the field of printmaking.