Centre for Print Research launches new online journal: IMPACT Printmaking Journal

The Centre for Print Research (CFPR) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) UK is pleased to announce the launch of a new online journal which went live today (3 April 2020).

Titled the IMPACT Printmaking Journal, it is accessible here. The journal includes articles, exhibition and book reviews, technical features and insights into personal practice, all centring around the topic of print.

IMPACT Printmaking Journal is an open access peer-reviewed academic journal that will be published twice a year.

The journal’s editor, Wuon-Gean Ho, who is a Research Associate at CFPR explains:

‘‘Print is a compelling way of thinking and making. Beyond the factors that are often celebrated in print such as the indexical transference of ink onto paper, multiplication and repetition, social commentary and ease of availability, print has often been defined by its partnership with technology. We at the Centre for Fine Print Research are greatly interested in the harnessing of technology to aid and adapt what can be done within the realm of printing.’’

The CFPR is a pioneering centre of research, using print in exciting and novel ways. Founded by Professor Stephen Hoskins in 1998 and now led by Professor Carinna Parraman, CFPR has worked on diverse projects such as printed 3D ceramic objects, expanding the colour range of ink-jet printers, creating robotic drawing machines and working with new substances such as reflective inks. CFPR also set up the IMPACT Printmaking Conference, a meeting point for printmakers and academics which takes place every two years and which celebrated its 10th edition in 2018.

Wuon-Gean Ho adds:

‘‘This journal aims to be a platform for discussion between artists, printmakers, writers, collectors and academics. In this first issue we have a range of topics, including commentary on histories; landscape; politics, present and past; our place in the wider world; family heritage; and narratives of identity.’

For more information please contact impact.journal@uwe.ac.uk

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