Lasting Impressions

5 North St
Elizabeth Town
Tas 7304
63 0363681373
Established in 1986 to work in letterpress, silkscreen, and photography
Production of planet girl
Production of planet girl
planet girl linocut
planet girl linocut
Interview with Dennis and Joanne from Lasting Impressions
When did you start letterpress printing?: 
1964 as an apprentice later as fine arts
What do you like best about letterpress printing?: 
The joy of working with real materials, ink, paper, hand and pedal!
What inspires you?: 
The joy of the process. After a beginning in a total industrial environment, watching letterpress (as I always proudly thought it would!) transform into a desirable, sustainable art/craft that sustains us aesthetically, personally and of course gives us a living, too. I love looking at all the work coming out now all over the world.
Which press(es), ink & paper do you usually use?: 
We print with two Chandler and Price platens, a heidelberg platen 10x15, and two 8x5 Adana platens, which we take to markets etc. Each has a job to do.
How would you describe your artwork?: 
We work with type and with original Linocuts which Joanne cuts. Its concerned with the experience of living in a forest and giving imagery of our forest friends in print. We feature animals that live on the fringe in our postmodern world - but essential friends in our eyes.
What kind of products do you create?: 
We make cards and bookmarks and small items like single sheet poems etc.
Do you offer custom work?: 
Where can we buy your products?: 
from markets gallerys and blogs
Do you offer workshops? If yes, what kind of?: 
We are able to offer fully capable training on a one on one basis. We are both fully qualifed voctional trainers
Is there anything you wished you had known as a beginner?: 
You will learn all your life, and it must be about the practicalities of printing and the theory of art and design and of course I mean here too, the study of popular culture where letterpress had a great hold on the appearance of our culture
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