At Tamarind, artists' lithographs are printed under conditions that meet the highest aesthetic and ethical standards of the art. While in residence at the Institute, artists create their images on stones and/or aluminum plates. The artist works closely with the printer to create a series of proofs, using different ink colors and papers, selecting one as the standard for the edition. Each impression in the edition is printed by hand in our workshop by a skilled professional, and is then inspected carefully by the Tamarind curator before it is signed and numbered by the artist.
We welcome inquiries regarding fee-based projects. Many artists are able to get support for printing projects research grants or galleries that represent them.
For lithographic editions, costs are determined by the number of colors, paper size, and the number of impressions in the edition. For example, the cost to produce a four-color lithograph that measures 22 by 30 inches would be approximately $125 per impression, depending upon the number of impressions in the edition. The cost for a small one-color lithograph is significantly lower.
Please feel free to call us if you would like an estimate for a specific project.
Our normal charge for one day of monotype printing, including the services of a printer for seven hours and all materials except paper (which we make available to artists at our cost) is $450 per day; two artists may share the services of a printer for a day at $300 each.
Monotypes are usually made on our offset proof press, which offers artists a more direct and effective process.