The Bee's Knees Press
Printmaking Press


Printmaking Services

⸭ For artists who want to make and edition their fine art print series and projects.

⸭ For business folks, we offer lino, drypoint and silk screen printing on a commission basis.

 Send us an image or let us make an image and prints for you.



Let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll take care of everything from image prep to printing.

If you prefer to be hands-on, we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way.


Lino printing

A linoblock offers little resistance to cutting as it’s a soft material. Vinyl or soft-cut are the newer versions of linoblocks.

Linoblocks have their roots in wood cuts and engravings. Known as a craft material, lino has developed into a contemporary relief method. Easy both to obtain and cut, it offers interesting textures. Its relief surfaces can be rolled with ink and printed with pressure by way of a baren or an etching press. Good for colour prints. Used by major artists like Matisse and Picasso to excellent effects.


Intaglio printing

Intaglio is an umbrella term for making images from below a surface. This includes engraving, etching, dry point, aquatint, soft ground and collagraph. A print is made by inking the incised lines and recessed textures on a plate, wiping the surface, placing damp paper over the plate and running it through an etching press.

Rembrandt, Durer and Miro used these techniques and made masterly images with rich soft velvety lines and immensely beautiful tones. The plate may be metal or acrylic or plexiglass.


Screen printing

One of the newer print methods, screen printing is one of the most direct processes for obtaining multi-colour prints.

The screen print is produced on a rectangular frame over which a fine fabric usually silk or polyester is stretched. The fabric is then ‘blocked out’ wherever an unprinted area is to appear. Ink is squeegeed or brushed through the open mesh of the fabric to produce an image below.