Centre for Fine Print Research

Celebrating its 21st birthday in 2019, the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is based in the University of the West of England, in Bristol. The CFPR has a mission to innovate, contemplate and understand all aspects of print history, practice, manufacturing and materials from developing 3D printable ceramic materials to disruptive printing technologies, developing new inks and collaborating with international artists.

Our research themes are listed below and can be browsed for related projects. Please contact us if you’d like any further information about our work.

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Our Research


Industry and Transformative Technologies for Practice-Led Design

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Novel Print Processes and Materials for Physical and Tactile Surfaces

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Innovative Print Technologies for Reconstructing Historic Reprographic Methods

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Establishing the Canon of the Artists’ Print from a Practitioner’s Perspective

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Conferences and Cross-Disciplinary Communication

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