Resources for Printmakers
Tamarind fosters collaborative printmaking and the preservation of fine art lithography through educational programs, online tutorials, directories, research, and other resources for printmakers.
Apprentice Printer Research
Each Tamarind Apprentice Printer is required to complete a research project before recieving the Tamarind Master Printer Certification (TMP). These papers are intended to serve as a resource for students and practioners of collaborative lithography.
Tamarind Research: False Transfer Method: Non-Printable & Non-Interfering Matrix-to-Matrix Transfers for Multi-Run Registration in Traditional Stone and Plate Lithography by Perry Obee
Perry Obee (Tamarind Apprentice Printer 2019-2020) researched false transfers, a transfer technique that allows a design from one matrix to be transferred to another as a non-grease receptive (ie non-printing) transfer. This gives the artist the ability to draw directly on top of a previous design while knowing exactly how the new layer will register.
Tamarind Research: Photoplate Lithography Additive Mark Making: An Alternative Approach by Mike Feijen
Mike Feijen (Tamarind Apprentice Printer, 2019-2020) chose to research the addition and deletion of drawing materials on photolithography plates post-processing. His research explores a process of transforming a plate into a shellac base, and uncovers some new procedures, and the ability to reuse the photo plate.
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Tamarind Techniques: A series of instructional videos on lithography
This series of five step-by-step videos, created by Tamarind Master Printer and Education Director, Brandon Gunn, is intended to help anyone who is working in a lithography workshop.
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This brochure was compiled by Tamarind Institute to explain the process, as well as provide valuable information on framing, storing, and caring for your lithgographs.