Wicked Printing Stuff Ltd (WPS) now part of Screen Ink and Solvent Supplies Ltd (SISS)

image003 Screen Ink and Solvent Supplies Ltd (SISS) are pleased to announce that SISS have acquired the assets of Wicked Printing Stuff Ltd (WPS), which is now a subsidiary of the SISS group.

 

Philip Chong, Managing Director, said “SISS is the largest independent distributor of screen printing supplies in the UK; we are Fuji’s (Sericol) main distributor of all their products, not just textile. The acquisition of WPS will enable us to expand online which is a perfect fit with our existing market.  We shall be offering an excellent service on all products in both a traditional and online manner.”

 

The acquisition of the WPS assets by SISS marks a new step in the history of WPS, enabling WPS to offer exciting new ranges of products to customers whilst having the support of the SISS operation and expertise. WPS is launching new ranges of inks and consumables starting with the WPS Premium Plastisol Range with inks from Sericol and Magna Colours to follow.

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Screen Ink and Solvent Supplies Ltd, SISS is the largest independent supplier to the Screen Trade in the UK with a wide range of inks and consumables. SISS has a network of sales people and technicians that cover the entire UK

 

SISS was originally set up in 1998 to blend and manufacture its own range of pre-press products i.e. screen cleaners, chemicals and emulsions. In 2005 they purchased Rondec Screen Process and have the Rondec range of industrial screen inks. Their range is complimented by products from other manufacturers. These have been chosen to offer additional customer choice where specific product performance is required. SISS also offer products from: Autotype, Chromaline, Ciba, Magna Colours, FujiFilm Sericol, Folex, Kromex, Marabu, Murakami, Nazdar, Permaset and Rutland/Union.

 

Wicked Printing Stuff (WPS) is the UK’s largest online supplier of screen printing supplies. WPS provides quality screen printing and garment decoration, supplies, equipment, services and advice. Established in 2008, their customers range from those who do screen printing for a hobby, to educational establishments and larger professional companies. WPS were the first online trading site for screen printers in the UK.

Exhibition will feature screen prints from Michael Ellis-Jones(From Hereford Times)

In the early 1970s architect Michael Ellis-Jones and his wife Innis created and ran a small art press making original silk screen prints of Irish medieval sculptures and important Irish buildings such as Yeats’s famous tower at Thoor Ballylee. Michael was a relative of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, founders of the Gregynog Festival and generous donors to the National Gallery of Wales, and his memoir of his youth and friendship with the sisters ‘A Boyhood’s Recall’ was described by Cambria Magazine as: “An intricate and immaculate miscellany of memories, memorabilia and characters from a now long-vanished era”.

via Exhibition will feature local carver Lottie O’Leary’s work (From Hereford Times).

Print Isn’t Dead: Element #002 launch at London Graphic Centre | Prints & Books

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Print Isn’t Dead: Element #002 launch at London Graphic Centre | Prints & Books.

People of Print, London based print enthusiasts and publishers are celebrating the launch of Print Isn’t Dead: Element 002 at London Graphic Centre, Covent Garden on Tuesday evening.

There will be music, beers and live screenprinted t-shirts for the first 75 people through the door and of course the opportunity to browse and purchase the latest Print Isn’t Dead. There’s also 20% off everything in the shop during the event.

Find more about People of Print at peopleofprint.comfacebook.com/peopleofprint or on Twitter and Instagram @peopleofprint. You can also share your own pictures of prints and processes using their #printspotters hashtag.

To RSVP to the event and find out more visit the facebook event page.

Image credit: Invite designed by James Lunn for People of Print

John Jarrold Printing Museum

From the invention of typesetting with moveable types by Gutenberg in the middle of the fifteenth century, until the advent of the computer some five hundred years later, printing had been a highly skilled but labour intensive process.The John Jarrold Printing Museum is a window on the many hours and variety of skills that were involved in printing before they were made obsolete by advancing technology.

via JJPM – HISTORY.

Modern Masters In Print Coming To Bath Gallery UK

For the artists amongst our readers this exhibition might give you some ideas!

“Each artist used the print in his own way. For Matisse and Picasso, printmaking was one of the many artistic media they employed. They used it to explore themes and motifs from other areas of their work.For Dalí, printmaking was an exercise in experimentation, and through it he developed many imaginative new processes. Warhol’s prints were his primary means of expression and central to his body of work.His screen-prints based on mass-produced images challenged the concept of the ‘original’ print….”

via Modern Masters In Print Coming To Bath Gallery | NOW Bath.

Homage to the icons of iconic imagery – The Taos News: Entertainment

Just as today, where an individual’s computer or tablet can outperform a ‘60s state-of-the-art New York City IBM industrial computer with its largely required technical support team, so too can individual printmakers replace much and many of the past and create, single-handedly, large-scale fine art screen prints. Now, this process can even be found in a remodeled adobe gallery/studio at the end of an old dirt road in Peñasco.

via Homage to the icons of iconic imagery – The Taos News: Entertainment.

Art at the Alison Richard Building | A new exhibition at the University of Cambridge

We love to hear from you and how you have used the screen print supplies you have bought from Wicked Print Stuff.  Elizabeth Fraser is one of our customers and just sent us this email about her forthcoming exhibition. She says

I purchased my screen print clamps, screens and squeegees from you and have had lots of fun with them. I was also runner up in your Design Competition last year which was very exciting : )

Her exhibition is :-

Elizabeth Fraser · Charlotte Morrison · Elizabeth Walker · Jane Pryor Monday 7 July – Friday 26 September 2014

Open weekdays 9am – 5pmPrivate View 2 – 4pm Saturday 5 July in the atrium of the ARB

In this joint exhibition the artists’ explorations of structure touch on who we are and what we do, where we are and how we relate to the world. Highlighting how structures frame our everyday, the exhibition is inspired by music, language, the urban environment and is influenced by our relationship with our surroundings and ourselves.

via Art at the Alison Richard Building | A new exhibition space at the University of Cambridge.

If you have a story about the screen print supplies you have bought from Wicked Print Stuff please contact us and we will be delighted to blog it. Email info@wickedprintingstuff.com