The Auckland Print Studio (APS) are asking their supporters for contributions that will help them to achieve their goal of bringing a unique piece of printing equipment to New Zealand. Head to boosted.org.nz for all the details.
Auckland Print Studio was founded by John Pusateri and is co-directed with Jan Philip Raath. John and Philip are artists as well as collaborative printmakers, passionate about the history, culture and practice of traditional and contemporary printmaking.
The Mailander offset lithography press that has become available in Canada is being offered at a very reasonable price. There are numerous benefits to adding this press to our studio including a substantial increase in production, less manual labour and more affordable service to local and international artists to name just a few of the advantages. The press will increase the scope of services that we can offer due to the machine's versatility, our in-house expertise means that we can operate the press to its full capability.
Although the price of the press is relatively reasonable, the costs are significantly increased by the logistics of taking the machine apart, the crating, removal from the 9th floor of a building and shipping it to NZ. All of this requires specialist knowledge of how the machine works and needs to be done by an expert.
The Boosted goal is to raise $15,000 towards this. A successful Boosted campaign will enable us to cover the price of the press and a good portion of the shipping and crating costs.
They are asking their supporters for contributions that will help them to achieve the goal of bringing this unique piece of printing equipment to New Zealand. Any contribution is welcome and will be gratefully received.