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I have worked for Graphic Chemical & Ink Company since 1968 - with a brief hiatus(almost 4 years) to travel the World courtesy of my uncle. Sadly it turns out it was my Uncle Sam, and I wasn't too thrilled about the places that he chose to send me. My wife and I have run Graphic Chemical for many years, and have enjoyed the travel that comes with the position. We get to meet our customers (and the occasional vendor) from all over the World

Friday, August 05, 2005

IMPACT IV - part 2

Truth be told, the picture associated with the first posting on IMPACT IV might have been a little misleading. It wasn't so much Poland or Germany, as much as it was an Irish monastery. But you have to admit it looked pretty authentic now, didn't it?

After confiding that little indescretion with my friend Beauvais Lyons at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, he provided me with photos of the real deal, the actual venues for the upcoming conference.

Above is the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien where the Druckerwerkstatt is located. Check the IMPACT IV website at for the schedule of events.

The Poznan, Poland town hall, pictured at the left is the center of this wonderful old town where the second half of the IMPACT IV conference will be held. The all important Product Fair (at least it's important to us) will take place in Poznan on September 8th and 9th.

The list of vendors increases daily. This is not a huge show, but the quality of the exhibitors is worth noting. The current lineup includes, in no particular order:
Graphic Chemical & Ink (US) - everything for the printmaker
T.N. Lawrence (UK) - printmaking inks and supplies, sundries
Polymetaal (Holland) - printmaking equipment
Papierfabrik Zerkall (Germany) - printmaking papers
John Purcell Papers (UK) - printmaking papers
Systemy Medyczne i Edukacyjne Krzysztof Chelminski (Poland) - equipment for processing photo polymer films.

I suspect that there could be at least one more US company that may attend. Hopefully I can announce that here in a day or so.

Zamek Cultural Center - Poznan, Poland

Poznan National Museum - Poznan, Poland

Tabor Press - Berlin, Germany


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