A luminous and calm space that invites creativity, the printshop is fully equipped with worktables, several presses and a wide selection of tools.
For artists who wish to work in the studio space on a specific project, it is not required that they be familiar with printmaking techniques. However, it is strongly suggested that they have a clear vision of the project in question.
The team delights in adapting its services to match the artist’s approach to his or her work. In order to obtain the desired results, Alain and Agathe rely on their 45 years experience to explore new fusions of various printing methods. Exploration and novelty are encouraged! Furthermore, the team has access to external experts that specialize in other various printing methods.
Master printer Alain Piroir boasts over 45 years professional experience. Born in France, he first studied fine arts before completing his training with several renowned master printers in Paris. Throughout his career in Paris, Lyon and Montreal he has collaborated with many internationally respected artists including Jean-Paul Riopelle, Max Ernst, Francis Bacon and Roberto Sebastien Matta. In addition to his activities as master printer, editor and teacher, in 2007 Alain Piroir decided to further share his passion for printmaking by opening a gallery in the workshop.
Agathe Piroir acquired her professional skills as a printer in the family print shop. She further refined her craft by working in numerous print shops in the United States, France and Quebec, where she collaborated with renowned artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Kiki Smith and Terry Winter. Agathe Piroir teamed up with her father in 2005.
Printing and technical assistance is offered for the following techniques: intaglio, etching, collagraphy, photo etching, linocut, xylography, chine collé and digital printmaking (within mixed media works). Demonstrations and training can be provided to learn or master specific techniques. A wide selection of paper stock including Japanese papers, rag paper such as Arches, Somerset and Hahnemûhle is available at the workshop as well as a variety of copper, plastic and cardboard plates.
Do not hesitate to forward any questions you might have and to discuss your printmaking project. For a quote, please contact us to set up a meeting, as an evaluation cannot be established over the phone.
Price per copy for printing and 70 dollars per hour for technical assistance, etching and photo etching services.
Price per copy for scans, printing on acetate and special papers. 55 dollars per hour for image retouching or in-depth digital work.
The following conditions apply to all contracts. In handing over a project the client is presumed to understand and accept the conditions of the contract. In case of dissatisfaction, the client must advise us before the signature of the work, all signed works are considered as accepted. All materials given to the workshop are treated with the utmost care, however we will not be held responsible for the deterioration of originals or plates that may occur during the printing process. The client must pick up all work and materials within 30 days, after this delay the workshop will not be held responsible.