96 Weaverville Road #108 Asheville NC 28804


We are now an official Hahnemühle paper dealer. We will primarily stock Hahnemühle Platinum Rag and a small selection of the printmaking papers that cannot be sourced from larger online retailers such as Dick Blick and Talas. Because we are a small online-only retailer, our philosophy has been to sell only a small line of curated products that are difficult to find other places or require prohibitively large order quantities.

We are now hosting workshops!

Now that we have a physical location, we are hosting workshops in alternative photographic printing techniques, printmaking and book arts. Currently scheduled workshops are located here.

New polymer plate material now in stock:

Torelief WS73 HX4

For over two years, we have been dealing with the fallout from Kodak’s decision to close their Osaka photopolymer manufacturing plant. Jet Corporation contracted with this Kodak plant to manufacture their proprietary formula polymer plates. When Kodak closed their plant, Jet made one last huge run of material.

Jet has been in the process of finding another contract manufacturer to make their plates ever since then. They have been having difficulty sourcing some of the constituent materials for the plates due to Covid-related supply chain and geopolitical issues. The net result of these factors is that we still do not have any idea when Jet plates will be available again.

Over a year ago, we began a process of trying to find a comparable steel-backed polymer material that had the same desirable characteristics as the Jet plates, namely easy plate washout in water, lack of mottling defects in the slip coat and no weird chemical odor, which were all maddening problems in some other plates being sold. We investigated three other manufacturer’s offerings. One of them turned out to have consistency issues for use in intaglio printing. Thankfully, the other two plate materials turned out to be similar to the original LSL73SP plate we started selling 4 years ago.

Toray Torelief WS73HX4

Toray Torelief WS73HX4 is a plate material we are now selling in addition to the Jet plate material. It has the same 0.73mm thickness as our original LSL73SP plate material. It washes out in water without any weird chemical smell, and is easily dried without frantically avoiding water drops continuing to etch the plate. And we have seen no evidence of slip coat mottling on these plates.

Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

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