Professor Steve Hoskins
Director, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, UK
This talk will cover a brief reference to the four primary printing
processes, Relief, Planographic, Intaglio, and Screenprint then
place these in context with digital technology. It will debate the
surface qualities and tactile nature of each process and explain
through magnified examples the different characteristics of each
process. Colour in digital print has evolved through computational
necessity; this alongside commercial expediency has created a particular
approach to the quality of colour print on paper, which has little
relevance to aesthetics and surface characteristics. Artists choose
their print process to match the qualities of both colour and surface
to suit the requirements of an individual print, undertaking indefinable
practises, such as mixing subtractive colour with white and wanting
to print in multiple passes in order to control the absorbency of
the ink into the substrate.
The talk will develop a rationale for assessing different practical
approaches to inform a theoretical approach to colour and digital
Stephen Hoskins is Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and
Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University
of the West of England Bristol UK. Apart from being a practising
printmaker, his primary area of research is in multiple pass printing
and its colour consequences for digital technology.
He has recently completed a new book entitled 'Ink' for A and C
Black His previous book 'Water Based Screenprinting,' has been translated
into German and Chinese. Stephen is on the editorial board of the
journal Printmaking Today, a board member of the Association of
European Printing Museums and Vice-President of the Royal Society
of Painter Printmakers.
As a practising printmaker Stephen has exhibited widely throughout
the world including the 5th, 6th and 7th International Exhibit of
prints and drawings Taipei ROC. The 9th International Print Biennial,
Varna, Bulgaria. The 1st Tokyo miniature print triennial Tokyo Japan.
The 3rd Triennial of Miniature Prints Chamaliers, France and the
1st Malaysian Print Biennial Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
If you wish to attend the lecture please register by sending an
email to Kate Featherstone@uwe.ac.uk
stating number of tickets required with names of attendees and company
name and address.