Haven Press Provides Art Edition Style Printmaking Services to Artists, Publishers, and Galleries.

We use screenprinting to produce editions in direct collaboration with the artist. This can be done through traditional painted films, digitally produced inkjet films, or hybrid digital/analogue techniques. Prints made with this process can be very graphic, very painterly, and can even exhibit a classic look when employing halftone. We have techniques to suit most types of media employed from cut paper stencils to wash-mimicking painted films.
Our paper oriented Screenprinting services can be provided from imaging forward- we will work directly with you in the studio to create color separations from an original artwork, produce color-matched inks with print-switching for color accuracy/approval, burn a set of screens to test your image, proof it (for an additional fee), and then print them one at a time onto paper and other flat materials such as museum board, wood, chipboard, some plastics, and even metals. Our press of choice is a cutting edge Thieme 3050, with a generous bed and flexible capabilities. We also print smaller projects by hand on a house-designed, custom fabricated press.

Screenprinting is versatile and economical as compared to some other print media. From single color simple black-ink designs to complicated color separations with dozens of layers/unique screens, we can provide services tailored to the exact needs of your project. Some additional techniques include hand painted films using our proprietary ink wash technique, split-fountain style fades/blends, fluorescent inks/dayglo, metallics in coarse or fine pigment size, multi-hit white on black stock, color on color stock, glow in the dark ink, and even printing with alternative materials like wine or other organically derived materials.

Whether on thin or thick paper, deckle edge or straight edge, illustration board, clayboard/artboard, wood, or other rigidly mounted materials, we can print with most items that have a square edge or are able to be handled by human hands.

Pricing for standard, Single color press-run base prices in descending size; add any color match fees (65.00 starting), cutting fees (45.00 starting), and paper costs to the below fee for a standard #305 mesh basis image and you can estimate the cost*. *

12x18 (100 prints @$245.00 min fee) $2.45 "per additional print".
18x24 (50-60 prints @$245.00 min fee) $4.00 /addt'l print
20x26 (50-60 prints @$265.00 min fee) $4.41 /addt'l print
22x30 (50-60 prints @$290.00 min fee) $4.80 /addt'l print
24x36 (50-60 prints @$325.00 min fee) $5.40 /addt'l print
25x38 (50-60 prints @$345.00 min fee) $5.75 /addt'l print
30x40 (50-60 prints @$385.00 min fee) $6.40 /addt'l print
34x45 (50-60 prints @$450.00 min fee) $7.50 /addt'l print

* Please note: The above column of prices do not include paper/stock, color matching, cutting services, or artwork prep/film/packing fees: these are the standard base charges per image size for a base quantity. The fastest way to receive an estimate is to forward a reference image, describe your project in terms of production details as specifically as you can, and request an obligation free quote for your project complete with turnaround estimate.

Other costs:
• Color Match fee: $65.00-185.00 per color, depending on quantity, amount of ink required, and type of ink/pigment.

• Cutting: Required for most prints, a fee of $45.00 per pile. Most of the short run work we do is a single pile. Inquire if you have a large project.

• Artwork setup fees: If you send us your artwork in a flattened form and request, we can separate it for you @ 65.00 per hour, minimum 2 hours. Scanning is available upon request.

• Stock fees: The cost per print does not include paper. If you would like us to determine paper pricing, you can request a specific stock and we will do our best to estimate it based on case pricing/minimum purchasing quantities. We offer several house stocks in white and off white, archival and poster grade. Some have a tooth, others are smooth, but be aware your estimate is not complete without a paper fee.

Turnaround for Screenprinting:
• If we begin work immediately with all pieces in place and have no schedule conflicts, the process can take 2-3 days working time for a single color from the time you drop your art if we were to rush the project for you.

• Turnaround time is generally 1-2 weeks when we have work in the shop that is ahead of you and/or there are required elements not in our possession. More complex projects can take multiple weeks to work out and might involve prep work that is difficult to estimate or lead times based on resources coming in like mesh stretched specific to your job.

How do you work with art?
• We prefer to consult with you about artwork creation whenever possible, but if you already have art on hand a review is required before we can quote. Clients are welcome to develop images in our workshop and work collaboratively directly on screens or films for screen @ a rate of 65.00/hour plus materials. Artists can come create your silkscreen edition in a non-computer based, original manner in person using a multitude of hand applied methods from Rubylith stencil cutting to direct-painting on the screen with drawing fluids or paper stencil methods, emulsion painting, etc etc.

• Hand drawn works on paper or computer sourced artworks are also both possible sources. For hand drawn artwork, depending on the format/condition of the art, we may consult you to have the artwork digitized by a scanning service or we may scan it ourselves. We then use an inkjet film reproduction to 'shoot' the art to the screen, or we can possibly shoot right from properly prepared films if you would like to paint on films (see above), but please ask us prior to setting up your own films. There are some tips and tricks that are necessary for a suitable film for our exposure process.

• We can source from digital separations provided by illustrators or artists who produce artwork suitable for screenprinting. We work with photo-emulsion to translate images onto our silkscreens with an exposure unit. Detail levels in this method are quite fine and often it cannot be discerned how the final product was printed or drawn. Photo-silkscreen is an excellent method to translate digital marks into the analogue realm and make an object that is archival and vendable.

Do you have a minimum amount required to print?
No, but we have minimum fees per image size and fees associated with other aspects of the process.
For people who really do only want a few prints, sometimes we can proof on newsprint or brown paper until the image is right and then run it off on even a few pieces of paper for you for one color work. For multiple color work, we need a few extra sheets but we can run as few as a handful for you if you wish.
Please keep in mind, we do not price 'by the print', we price 'by the setup'- so while we have no minimum amounts, we do have minimum fees which are based around the setup of a print job- the pre-press work and makeready, color mixing, etc. all are part of the work, and require a rate commensurate with the attention to detail we are known for.

What kind of presses do you have?
We have two presses- a hand-squeegee printing table for small editions or hand-processes like watercolor monotype prints (unique, beautiful, hand painted works using screenprinting as a transfer process.)

We print concurrently with a Thieme 3050 flatbed semi-automatic screeprinting press, a modern air-pressure electric motor driven machine with sliding bed and takeoff.

Both are for Flatstock (paper and board) printing - we only handle graphic printing on flat stock, NO TEXTILE PRINTING.
Keep in mind we do not produce shirts or bags or textile work.
If you would like a referral, contact us and we will put you in touch with one of the local shops nearby that can service your textile needs. We are always happy to refer to a trusted friend.

We've done some boxes, record sleeves, printed on mounted muslin, wood, pyralux (PCB material), and other objects that were a bit more experimental such as a person's back, and even once printed onto a fish for a branding campaign.

How can I get a comprehensive quote if I don't want to try to estimate myself?
That's easy, forward us the relevant information in an email:
Image size; digital artwork files (.PSD or .AI or .PDF) or photos of the maquette you've made; the amount of pieces you would like us to make; paper type, if applicable yet; and the amount of colors your project is designed to require. Anything else relevant you choose to include like a budget requirement or information about a timeline/turnaround time are also quite helpful.