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ABOUT MSP

MSP is a creative printmaking workshop near Bath.

 

We are located close to the A46 / M4 within easy reach of Bristol, Stroud, Chippenham and Bradford upon Avon.

 

Our well-equipped studio is housed in a converted dairy, with views across the fields.

 

Our print tables, screen making facilities and press are all hireable by the day.

 

We offer a Custom Printing Service – we are able to screen print on a wide variety of flat surfaces, over the years we have created a wide range of custom products for our customers.

 

We also have professional Editioning Service; hand screen printing artworks and editions.

 

You can learn to print at MSP – We offer a range of short courses in screen printing and lino printing for small groups alongside bespoke training for individuals.

SCREEN PRINT FACILITIES

You will find all you need to start screen printing at MSP.

 

Our spacious well-equipped studio has two large Vacuum Print Tables capable of printing A0 size. The larger print table has a vacuum area of 160cm x 110cm. Both tables are equipped with arms for large format printing, and come accompanied with a drying rack with 50 trays.

 

For screen making there is a large format inkjet printer set up to print directly onto draught film for creating positives, which can print up to A1 from digital images, along with an A3 Scanner/ Printer. We have a 5000w exposure unit for creating photo stencils – Maximum size is about 120cm x 140cm.

 

There are screens for hire in various sizes / mesh counts [if needed]. The standard MSP screen size is 90cm x 115cm – though larger are available. Plus various sized squeegees and coating troughs.

 

We have a back lit washout booth with pressure washer for cleaning screens and drying cupboard. MSP stocks water-based System 3 inks in a wide range of colours [though you are welcome to bring your own water-based printing inks]. And a small, limited supply of paper – we usually suggest that you bring your own. There is also a guillotine for cutting up paper / cutting down prints.

 

While we have Vacuum Beds for printing it is possible to print on textiles. The inks we use require the fabrics to be ironed to fix the print so please bare this in mind. We advise washing all textiles beforehand to remove any fabric finishing which may affect printing.

 

Technical help is available as required; anyone hiring the screen printing facilities must have completed an induction session and be proficient in printing or have booked technical assistance.

LINO PRINT FACILITIES

Though originally set up for screen print MSP now has lino print facilities too. We have created a small relief printing studio equipped with a new Hawthorn 545 Printmaster Etching Press [ bed size 54.5cm x120cm] so can comfortably print A2.

 

There is also a small hand lever press which has a 30cmx30cm surface, which is useful for beginners [ and is portable – allowing us to print off site when required]

 

We have a selection of water and oil based inks and a basic supply of paper for lino printing- so if you wish to print on something special we suggest you bring your own. There is a guillotine for cutting paper / trimming down prints.

 

The Lino print studio is hireable by the day for printing editions etc or you can sign up for a class / attend one of our lino print club sessions.

ABOUT US

At MSP you will meet Dominique or Sarah or more often than not both of us.

 

Dominique Coiffait is the owner of MSP taking over from Otto in Jan 2020. He trained in textile design at Glasgow School of Art and then went on to the Royal College of Art. He has worked in the Fashion Textile industry for more than 25 years. Dominique is a keen lino printer, screen printer and collage artist. He is also the director of Mr Nightingale Ltd – link mrnightingale.co.uk

 

Artist and Printmaker Sarah Targett has been printing at MSP since 2014. She studied Fine Art Printmaking at Falmouth College of Arts and has also worked as a screen printer the commercial printing industry. With all her screen printing experience Sarah is the ideal candidate to train new screen printers MSP. sarahtargett.co.uk

MSP & OTTOGRAPHIC

Marshfield Screen Print was established in 2011 by Artist Printmaker Dettmer Otto.

 

Over the years the studio has evolved and flourished; the open access facility has been serving a vibrant community of professional artists, graphic designers, illustrators, textile designers students and amateurs from across the South West.

 

Post Brexit, Otto moved to France to set up the Salamander Print Studio. ottographic. Otto is an editorial illustrator, printmaker and book artist, his distinctive graphic style is partly derived from the screen printing process.

 

Since 1995 he has been creating, illustrating, printing and publishing handmade books.

 

You can find some of his hand printed Ottographic Guides to Screen Printing in the MSP Shop.