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Northern Print studio obtains significant investment for equipment purchases

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Dara Jegede

Written on 06/08/2015 | Posted 2 years 6 months 15 days ago

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Higher demands for facilities showed a need for more space and print-making equipment Higher demands for facilities showed a need for more space and print-making equipment

Print-making studio Northern Print has received a £200,000 in investment, allowing it to add substantial improvements, such as a wide-format printer and laser cutter, to its operations in Newcastle. 

The money largely comes from the Arts Council England and the Biffa Award, with smaller donations put forward by other trusts and individuals. As well as the new equipment, it will enable Northern Print to offer more original print-making services, including classes and workshops, for the community and artists in the region. Work is also underway to renovate the building to accommodate a larger inventory of prints and original artwork.

"We are excited that we will be able to give more people an experience of printmaking with an incredible breadth of equipment and techniques on offer – from our 1897 Albion printing press for printing woodblocks to our state-of-the-art laser cutter," comments Anna Wilkinson, director of Northern Print. "It also offers some really interesting opportunities for exploring the ability of these types of processes to be combined in truly unique ways."

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