Archives for category: Printmaking

If you’re interested in learning how to do vertical screen printing, contact us at Super G Print Lab in Durham, NC. We offer personal screen printing lessons and group workshops. Contact info at

Jina Vert Printing

UNC faculty artist Jina Valentine learning some vertical screen printing techniques at Super G Print Lab.

Australian artist Cam Scott sent us some info and pictures about a project he recently completed.

What Cam said about the work:
“These boxes were a part of Waverley Council’s ‘Utility Box Art
Beautification Project’ which sort out local artists to transform ugly
traffic boxes around this area of Sydney. As for the boxes in the
video, I chose to cover them with stencils made from the surrounding
North Bondi landscape. The boat ramp, Ben Buckler Point, Bondi beach
and its sand. I really enjoy playing with perspective in my work but
this was my first attempt at combining separate public spaces through
silk screen.”

Cam Scott 1.


Here’s information about a screen printed mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland sent to us by Leo Boyd.

This mural was designed for the entranceway of a youth centre on an interface in Belfast. The original design was conceived as being a series of interlocking circuit board trees where the nodes of the circuit would contain images created in a group of workshops.
The brief for the mural was to create something that represented the ethos of the youth centre. IE: inclusion for everyone, no matter your religion, ethnicity, ability or sexual orientation.
With this mural Laura and I wanted to try something different and considering my back ground as a print maker we decided to have a go at vertical screen printing.
The next step in the mural is the ‘Welcome Wall.’ The kids in the workshop have designed a series of welcomes in various different languages. We will screen print their designs onto the wall and have the kids paint in the colours.




Master vertical screen printer Stefan Hoffmann has been busy this year. Here’s a link to documentation of a project he recently completed at a YMCA in New Brunswick, Canada. Take a Duvet Day

Bill Fick has been leading a big project at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Its a 2500 square foot installation that includes lots of vertical screen printing. See this link for more details:



View of gallery. Walls have been covered and ready for vertical screen printing.

View of gallery. Walls have been covered and ready for vertical screen printing.


Travis Robertson showing some ninja screen printing techniques.

Travis Robertson showing some ninja screen printing techniques.


At the opening

At the opening

POSADA 100 YEARS ON Mural by Carlos Hernandez and The Amazing Hancock Brothers

Based on and inspired by the art of Jose Guadalupe Posada, printmakers Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones Press in Houston, TX and The Amazing Hancock Brothers (Charles & John) of Austin, TX have created a tribute to Posada in recognition of the 100 years since his death. Posada was known primarily for woodcuts and engravings. The printmakers chose to take a more contemporary approach – the “Screenprint Mash-Up” – using his imagery. The process is collaborative, frenetic, fast and democratic; a set number of images were chosen, put into screens and were printed onto canvas in a seemingly random manner. The process allows spontaneity in re-contextualizing Posada’s images. The mural was created during a five-day period from June 3rd thru June 7th, 2013 at Burning Bones Press in Houston, Tx.

The piece is installed at The Pastry War in Houston.

Wall covering on site

Wall covering on site.

Carlos and John hard at work.

Carlos Hernandez and John Hancock hard at work.

John and helper with one section of the wallcovering.

John and helper adding final details.

VSP champion Stefan Hoffmann recently finished a project in Montreal. Here’s a video of the piece being created.

Here’s a vertical screen printed mural being made by Bill Fick in Perkins Library at Duke University (same location as the one Stefan Hoffmann made back in February). The images have been appropriated from comics found in the Murray Comic Book Collection at Duke.

In February 2011 Stefan Hoffmann created an intervention at Duke University’s Perkins Library. Very interesting piece that used found objects and images from the library. The project was made possible by a Collaboration Development Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University. Thanks to Meg Brown for all her help! See better documentation of this project at Hoffmann’s website.

technical guide to windowprinting from Stefan Hoffmann on Vimeo.