Master Class: Digital Transfer Printing
with Rachel Phillips
Saturday, September 7, 10:00am. – 2:00 p.m.
$160 HCP Members only
Class Size: 7 students
The digital wet transfer printing process yields unique handmade prints made using archival inks and digital printers. It combines the character of an alternative process print with the accessibility and non-toxicity of digital printing. In this introductory workshop, we'll start by printing photographs on a special plastic transfer film, then learn how to use simple combinations of alcohol, water and even Purell sanitizer to hand transfer the photograph to a variety of non-traditional papers—including art papers, Japanese papers and antique ephemera. Finally, we’ll discuss techniques for finishing and presenting transfer prints.
All materials and tools provided, but bring a paper or two to experiment printing with if desired.
What you should bring:
- 3 Digital files to print on a thumbdrive or CD. Images should be 300 dpi and roughly 8x10 inches.
- Also bring a couple of papers if you want to experiment printing there.
- Basic knowledge of Photoshop and digital printing.
The class fee includes a boxed lunch.
About Rachel Phillips
Rachel’s work is represented in Houston by Catherine Couturier Gallery, where she is having a solo show in September 2013. Her work is also represented by Panopticon Gallery in Boston, and she has exhibited widely across the United States. In 2010 her series Field Notes was included in Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50. She was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco in summer 2013.
In recent years, Rachel has sought hybrid photographic techniques combining historical processes and new technologies that push the boundaries of how a photograph can be made and defined.
Rachel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in addition to art, she works from an 8x15 foot office built on a flatbed trailer teaching dyslexic and homeschooled children.