Pratt Contemporary was founded in 1977 as a fine art printing and publishing studio and has evolved through a multitude of different activities including sculpture, painting and drawing.
In 1987 Pratt Contemporary was the first print studio invited to exhibit at the London Original Print Fair, the world’s longest-running specialist fair dedicated to prints. Held annually at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Print Fair offers visitors and collectors an opportunity to view original prints across five centuries of printmaking.
Since 1994 Pratt Contemporary has been a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), a non-profit organisation of leading art dealers, galleries and publishers with expertise in the field of fine prints, and is a regular exhibitor at the organisation’s annual Print Fair in New York City.
The Studio continues to collaborate with artists, presenting exhibitions of their work in the UK and abroad.
Facilities for screenprint, intaglio, relief and digital printmaking. Master printers Bernard Pratt and Martin Saull each specialise in a particular process, with a shared expertise across the mediums. Working in close collaboration with a master printer, artists are given time to explore and experiment with the various printmaking techniques.
Water-based ink system.
Stencils can be hand-drawn or produced photographically.
Prints can be produced up to an image size of 153 x 102 cm | 60 x 40 in.
- Intaglio and Relief
Rochat Press 66 x 122 cm | 26 x 48 in
Rochat Press 81 x 165 cm | 32 x 65 in
Gettler and Hunziker Press 58 x 122 cm | 23 x 48 in
The development of the polymer plate process enables the production of full-tone plates which can be generated from hand-drawn or digitally produced positives. This process can also be used for relief printing and embossing.
Set of Apple Mac Pro units with Adobe Creative Design Suite CC.
In-house scanning and specialist photography service.
Epson Stylus Pro 9800 large format printer for high quality inkjet printing, using Epson UltraChrome pigmented inks on a variety of archival papers up to a width of 112 cm (44 in).
Artists can also explore and integrate digital media into the traditional printmaking techniques, such as screenprint and intaglio. Full-tone positives can also be produced digitally for screen, photo-etching and polymer plate processes.
Full editioning service.