At our last NYC workshop, we discussed some tips about printing photos into prints, books, zines, etc and I wanted to start a thread to discuss and share some suggestions on this experience because I hope it can inspire others to print and experiment!
We print our fine art prints with the talented Brian Milo at miloprints.com
(above: Brian Milo printing our ‘Dark Skies Over Tokyo‘ project)
For our ‘zine’ -esque prints we print at a local printshop in California. Work closely with one printer to see what type of binding, paper, printing they can do and experiment with different textured papers, binding, and laser/ink printing.
Printing and publishing is in an exciting time right now. Experiment, have fun, be your own publisher/promoter/artist! Bring together mixed media (I drew and linocut Eric’s photography for “The City of Angels Art Portfolio” and handmade the portfolio backing/sewed/glued/stitched it all together). Be playful and follow your curiosity.
From printing Eric’s stuff via HAPTIC, the biggest lesson I learned is
- Start with a small edition (number of books/prints)
- Always charge more. If you believe in your book/zine/product, then it is worth that value. Your time/labor/talents is not free.
What are some tips, resources about printing that you wish you knew before your printed or that you want to know?