Master Printer Services

At Shoestring Press, we believe in close collaborative work between artist and printer and finding simple solutions to complex problems. 

Master Printer services working one-on-one with Lane Sell are available at an hourly rate. Media used run the gamut from all traditional print media we use at the shop—silkscreen, intaglio/etching, woodcut, linocut, and lithography—to work with digital printing, as well as devising new, experimental techniques. While each project has different demands, master printer work is generally billed at $35/hour, plus materials and assistant time as required.

Digital master printing services working with our digital master printer, and additional assistance from one of our dedicated print techs in woodcut, silkscreen, and lithography is also available.

Past projects have included:

  • Translating intricate paper cuts and crocheted doilies into screenprint editions, shot as photograms
  • Working with artists to create monoprints in non-conventional media, including using natural plant dyes
  • Replicating original poster artwork and creating small editions

 Contact to inquire and to discuss your project.

About the master printer

LANE SELL, founder and owner of Shoestring Press, is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Classics and Visual Art. He has instructed at Columbia and New Jersey City University, and for the past four years has run Shoestring Press in Brooklyn, working with artists and members as well as instructing classes in a variety of print mediums. In 2013 and 2014, his silkscreen work won grants from Brooklyn Arts Council.