PRINTMAKERS MATERIALS CATALOG
Sure we have a commercial spin to it, but it remains what it has become over the years - a folksy text, geared to imparting information without presenting a bias (except possibly a bias towards top quality materials).
The newest edition of Printmakers Materials, is currently at the printers, with an expected delivery date of March 26. As usual, our timimg is impeccable. We'll have the books just after Southern Graphics Conference in Kansas City.
The catalog is the only place that you can find everything that a printmaker needs in one location. Actually, it's everything that a printmaker needs, except presses. We sold our press line to Printmakers Machine Company 31 years ago, although they still rent space from us.
One of the unique things about our catalog is that we give equal billing to a number of competitive products. For example, we manufacture the finest etching inks available anywhere, but we also handle Caligo, Charbonnel, Faust and Akua inks. Our lithographic inks are unmatched, but we carry Charbonnel and Hanco, too. While our relief inks are the best around, Speedball, Caligo and PPI are also featured in our catalog. We absolutely try to have everything that a printmaker needs to complete whatever type of print they are doing.
Graphic Chemical didn't invent pre-sensitized plates for printmaking, but we did discover one of the most popular coated zinc plates at a time when printmaking was poised to move towards photo plates. Our Copper plates have been used by the newest beginner to create a drypoint up to, and including, the most professional application around - the Presidential Inaugural Invitations. Zinc and Steel plates are also available in more sizes and more styles than anywhere else. Photopolymer plates are a relatively new option to printmaking, but Graphic was there at the beginning providing them for the ground breakers in many techniques.
Nobody carries more tools than we do (and I mean nobody, because we represent several manufacturers and carry complete lines from each!). Our paper selection is also unmatched by anyone. We try to have the lowest prices available, too.
As a new addition to our web site, you can now download the catalog, by section directly from your computer.