Axelle Fine Arts
phone: (718) 246 1200
Contact: Luther Davis
Luther has silkscreened the boxes for the last 2 issues of NDP, and has also
printed a variety of silkscreened multiples for the publication.
—North Drive Press
C-o-o-l Art’s favorite fine art screen printer. Thanks Luther!
—Rob Halverson/ C-o-o-l Art
Jon Beacham / The Brother In Elysium
222 Roebling St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Jon Beacham is an artist (and former book dealer) who used to be based in
Beacon NY, but is now in Brooklyn, where he operates a letterpress out of
his Williamsburg studio. I’ve used him to do a couple projects and they’ve all
turned out well. Jon has a good aesthetic and has offered great advice on
how to reduce the price of projects without sacrificing quality.
Fastback Creative Books
New York, NY
Print on Demand and Case Binding.
Ideal Graphics & Printing Corp.
138 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
phone: (718) 369 2321
fax: (718) 369 2408
I met them through the Dumbo Arts Center years ago. They love working with
artists and are very eager to please and give really good deals for returning
customers. They have done good quality speciality invites for my shows and
booklets and pamphlets, in runs of 500 to 5,000, for rates that beat most
online digital printers’ estimates.
—David Kennedy Cutler
Very happy with the product. It was our first time with the Riso so we were
open and excited to embrace its personality. Jesse kindly coached us
through the best practices and even sent a progress report with video.
Timely, affordable, and professional. Great option for the hi-quality/relatively
low edition (we did 300)/manageable price mix.
Swill Children & Jesse Hlebo print good Risograph things. Production can be
shared when needed (“I’ll print, you staple”), which is welcome when time is
of the essence. Jesse gives a great crash course for people just familiarizing
themselves with the production process, and is a wealth of knowledge about
the machine’s printing capabilities. Reasonable prices, friendly management,
moral project support, etc… Two thumbs up—WAY UP.
I asked Jesse to reprint the first edition of the Whole Earth Catalog for a
library exhibition at MoMA in NYC in 2011. I had a pdf of the edition and he
reformatted it to scale and printed on his risograph. It was ready on
schedule, on budget and it looked great.
I have printed b&w and color projects on Jesse’s riso printer. The print
quality is great for reproducing ink and graphite. He is always helpful with
set-up and registration. Fast and affordable too! I have recommended him
to many friends.
777 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
phone: (718) 935 9100
I use an amazing printer/binder here to finish (fold, bind, and trim) my book
projects. They are based in Brooklyn and always give me excellent prices for
stitching signatures etc.
548 West 22nd St.
New York, NY, 10011
phone: (646) 338 4330
My friend Brad is a silkscreen / Letterpress / Fine Art printer in Brooklyn and
I have used him for years. He’s super meticulous and works for himself as
well as other artists and art printers. He is a real problem solver and all around
swell guy. Contact: Brad Ewing
The Printing House
Bronx, New York, NY
phone: (718) 742 1350
This is the cheapest xerox in New York. Its 5.5 cents for double sided 8.5”x11”
and 8.5 cents for a tabloid size. I think they usually print just brochures and
pamphlets for hospitals, so they are definitely not “fine arts” printer or a place
to drop off a job with, but if you are looking just to make a small zine or
book by yourself on a standard xerox, the machines are great and it’s
super, super cheap.
—Megan Plunkett, Kingsboro Press
New York City, NY
phone: (212) 334 4356
Really excellent quality letterpress. Not a ton of communication, but good
good prices (for NYC) and one week turnaround on small-run friendly business
cards. Their in-house paper stocks are nice.
The Uses of Literacy
649 Morgan Avenue, Suite 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
phone: (917) 318 0638
Contact: Duncan Hamilton
Riso stencil printing, primarily working with artists and design groups, with
reasonably good turnaround, depending on the complexity of the project.
We used Duncan’s RISO to print issues 3 and 5 of Kingsboro. It is a really
amazing machine and Duncan is the greatest; he is super knowledgeable,
professional, and also awesome company!
—Megan Plunkett, Kingsboro Press