About five or six years ago I decided to start making inked works on paper, to contrast with the C type photographic works I'd been making previously. I’ve been exploring a number of more traditional haptic techniques from etching and screen printing alongside more contemporary digital print making techniques, in large part to explore the crossover and differences between these traditional and contemporary methodologies.
That said, the mainstay of the latest editions I’m making here in the studio are being produced by an amazing 10 colour pigment printer, which can apply dense pigment based inks onto a wide variety of media, although I tend to favour 100% cotton papers, largely for the weight and texture. Working in house allows me to fine tune the colour proofs ahead of printing the editions myself. This latest pigment based printmaking technology extends the colour space available by adding vibrant orange, violet and green inks to the palette, and in so doing makes 99% of the colours in a Pantone spot book available to work with. It’s a huge step forward for contemporary printmaking, and a real joy to work with.
Link here to view my editions on paper