Prints and Their Makers


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Prints and Their Makers takes you behind the scenes to witness the creative process at the world’s top printmaking workshops. Master printer Phil Sanders offers and in-depth look at this versatile medium and places contemporary prints and practices in the context of traditions and techniques developed over more than a thousand years.

Clear and engaging explanations illuminate the seven major printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, lithography, monotype, screenprint, photogravure, and chine collé, following projects from start to finish. Over 400 images (160 full page) by more than 150 artists including: Albrecht Dürer, Marry Cassatt, Andy Warhol, Julie Mehretu, William Kentridge, Chakaia Booker, James Siena, Will Cotton, Hank Willis Thomas, Terry Winters, Cecily Brown, Elizabeth Peyton, and Martin Puryear accompany the text for a visual expose of the power of printmaking. Published by Princeton Architectural Press and distributed by Chronicle Books. Learn more…

Special Limited Edition book packages are available direct from the author. Packages include a personalized copy of the book, an original print from the artist, and more.

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About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders, the Founder/Director of PS Marlowe, a creative services consultancy firm based in Asheville, NC, is a leading collaborative master printer with over twenty years of experience educating, lecturing, and advocating for prints and their makers.

Phil Sanders was formerly the COO of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Director/Master Printer of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC, and Master Printer for Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE).

Sanders’ own artwork is contained in the public collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

Speaking Engagements

Sanders lectures regularly at museums, universities, and community art centers both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from the history of printmaking and contemporary prints, to patronage in the arts, all aspects of the business of art, and the artist as a small business.

Personal Instruction

Sanders has taught art business and studio art courses at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, and Penland School of Craft.  He has trained printers at David Krut Workshop, Johannesburg, SA, Flying Horse Editions, Orlando, FL, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City, and privately in their own studios.

Contact to schedule virtual or in-person lectures, class instruction, or one-on-one troubleshooting sessions or follow along on instagram @phil_sanders_studio for updates.

About Phil Sanders

Phil Sanders is a leading master printer based in Asheville, North Carolina with over twenty years of experience lecturing, educating, and advocating for prints and their makers.  He has collaborated with celebrated artists on prints housed in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Library of Congress, among many other institutions.

You can contact Phil at or 631.252.4270.

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