A New Chapter Of Life

by The Printhaus in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

£8,180

raised of £15,000 target
142
supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by August 5th 2019 at 8:25am

Save The Printhaus! - the only open access screenprint workshop in Wales. Help us raise money to move and continue on our creative journey.

by The Printhaus in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Hello!

WHO WE ARE?

We're The Printhaus - a small team of five (Jude, Tom, Nigel, Erin and Shaun) working hard to support and nurture our creative community of 65 members, from all ages and from all walks of life.

We are Cardiff's only independent, community-based, not-for-profit screenprinting workshop. 

Providing bespoke printing services, courses, membership, events, learning opportunities, social inclusion, supporting people to develop creative and professional skills, gain confidence and helping people into education and employment.

We're proud of what we've built and are grateful for the support from the local community. 

This is the first time in ten years we're asking for help to continue on our creative journey. 

OUR BEGINNINGS

It was 2008. People thought we were crazy starting out on such a huge project in the midst of the Great Recession and choosing to do it independently. We believed it was possible from the start and had a strong vision. Likewise, we had the necessary skills and experience to actualise our ambitious plans.

The original site (70a Llandaff Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 9NL) is an old laundry building dating back to the 1800's. It was completely derelict and in disrepair at the beginning, resembling more of a junkyard than a lettable space.

On the flip side, it was in a great location; virtual neighbours to Cardiff citys' most established arts centre (Chapter Arts Centre) and the sheer size of the building accommodated our plans.

Our vision saw the production of a print workshop, artist studios and events space. 

It took just over eight months of working evenings and weekends to prepare the space - motivated and driven along by family, friends and the local community. 

 

It developed slowly and over time, with so many people contributing, not only in their time and efforts - but also contributing to the essence and environment of what Printhaus is today. Full of life and likened as a second-home to so many.

"Over time we realised that we're not only providing a workspace, but also a home. A community for like-minded people to come together, to support each other and grow as individuals and as a collective." Tom (Co-founder)

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Over the past 10 years, we've had the good fortune of growing alongside and contributing to the creative culture of Cardiff city. 

Whilst our independent status has shielded us from a lot of things (eg. budget cuts) it cannot protect us from the rapid building developments happening across the city. Sadly, we are not alone in losing out to the developers. The entire site spanning Llandaff Road to Romilly Crescent has been sold to a high-end residential property developer. 

On the morning of Tuesday 7th May, our landlord personally delivered the documents terminating The Printhaus' lease as of the 1st September, 2019. 

It is so sad to see such a characteristic building scheduled for demolition and at the expense of the community. For eight months previous, we searched high and low across the city for other suitable spaces.

On the 23rd May we were invited to a meeting with the CEO and Deputy Director of Chapter Arts Centre to discuss the possibility of The Printhaus joining them. We were very excited about the prospect of bringing together two of Cardiff city's most prominent art establishments. Their invitation is a strong endorsement of our shared vision of keeping the creative community in Canton alive. This is so important, not only for our existing members, but also for the wider community.

After much deliberation between us we have successfully mapped out a working floor plan and arranged for the necessary conversions to accommodate the print workshop. We are planned to occupy 'The Pottery' and 'The Green Room' inside the main building of Chapter Arts Centre. Though these spaces are slightly smaller in size, the opportunities for growth as a resident of Chapter far outweigh any reservations about space and we firmly believe this is the best possible outcome.

To make this a reality, our larger hand print benches will go into storage for the meantime. We have identified the new kit and equipment appropriate for the new space. Including; two new hand print benches, new stencil-preparation unit and new computer suite.

WHAT WE NEED?

Being invited by Chapter Arts Centre is a great honour, but in spite of all our good intentions and planning, from both organisations, we can't move and continue to do what we do unless we have the new equipment. 

YOUR HELP

For the last leg of this race to save The Printhaus, we really need your help to raise the essential capital to secure the kit, the future of our members and the wider community.

We thank you for your support!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

7 of 150 claimed

Tickets to 'The Last Supper', 31st August/1pm-11pm

Before the bulldozers move in lets paint the Haus! No-holds barred, get your best hazmat suit on and lets give this place the send-off of the century. There'll be a feast laid on courtesy of our members, music, drinks, good times and great memories. Not to wish the time away, but we can't wait!

£8 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Printhaus Enamel Pin Badge

Soft enamel pin badge of The Printhaus logo. In black and white enamel, with a yellow rubber clutch fastening.

£10 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Set of 4 Postcards: Scenes from The Printhaus

Our resident photographer (Francesca Jones) captures the best views from our much beloved Printhaus - reproduced as Risograph printed postcards using the CMYK colour range.

£10 or more

16 of 200 claimed

Names on The Door

Your name in print on the doors to the print workshop. We thank you for your support!

£12 or more

9 of 20 claimed

Set of 3, A6-notebooks with Relief Printed Covers

A neat accessory for all of you writers and doodlers out there, complete with unique printed covers courtesy of local artist and illustrator, Alyn Smith.

£15 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Printhaus Enamel Pin Badge and Tote Bag

Soft enamel pin badge of The Printhaus logo and a screenprinted tote bag. Featuring original artwork, 'Support Your Local Artist' from Cardiff-based artist, Lucy Llewellyn.

£17 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Round Drop Stud Earrings by Fizz Goes Pop

Lightweight geo-shape studs made from mirror perspex. Beautiful, minimal and incredibly easy to wear.

£20 or more

4 of 50 claimed

The Original Printhaus T-Shirt

This T-shirt is a collaboration between the founders of The Printhaus and local designer and illustrator, James Reed. Screenprinted using black water-based textiles ink onto a light grey, 100% cotton, Gildan Softstyle T-shirt.

£20 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Limited Edition A3 Risograph Print

Over the years we've had the pleasure of local graffiti legends (Best and Karm Graffiti) spraying our walls. Their work has constantly inspired and lifted our spirits - they also left us with a wall chock full of all their empty spray cans. Stacked up high as far as the eye can see, with just the last droplets of colour sat proudly on the tips. Its captivating - so much so, we've turned it into a print.

£25 or more

1 of 10 claimed

'Arty As F**k' Designer T-Shirt by Andy Morris

Get it while its hot! Andy is an internationally exhibited artist and design graduate with a philosophy on good design and creative thinking. His latest creation offers up a batch of ten 'Arty as F**K' original T's - dark grey embroidery against light grey T's.

£25 or more

3 of 25 claimed

Limited Edition A3 Screenprint in Gold

Limited edition of 25 prints from local artist and illustrator Alyn Smith. 'Print for Peace' dove squeegee design. Rich gold ink screenprinted onto royal blue paper.

£30 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Edible Screenprinted Biscuits and Recipe

Home-made, hand-printed, bespoke buttery biscuits! The best bit - tell us what you'd like printed onto your biscuits. It could be a personal message, a motif, anything you like. They're delicious and made to order. And to finish it off, a copy of the recipe and how to make yourself more. *These sweet treats are collection only. "We're yet to crack the art of making indestructible biscuits that travel well in the post - The Print-Bakers"*

£30 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Adults Denim Printhaus Apron (pockets a must)

Only 10 in existence of these super-limited edition printers aprons. Black denim with contrast stitching, adjustable neckband buckle and four pockets. Last but not least, the chest of the apron features The Printhaus logo in embroidery.

£35 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Unisex Organic Cotton Embroidered Sweatshirt

Be the first to get your hands on these beauties! Super stylish, premium sweatshirts - the first of a new range of Printhaus jumpers. Available in a choice of two colours, dark heather denim or heather pink. Featuring The Printhaus Logo embroidered on the left chest of each jumper. Uber-limited edition with only five of each colour jumper on offer. *Made to order! we'll be in touch to find out what size you take*

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Exclusive! Designer T-shirt from Gareth Brown

Gareth is a Cardiff-based illustrator and has created this original t-shirt design in support of our cause. We love it! Keep an eye on our social media for a sneak preview of the design. Commanding the highest pledge of all the T-shirts here - because only one will be printed. Place your pledge, let us know your size and we'll get printing!

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Exclusive! Designer T-shirt from Sophie Potter

Sophie is a Cardiff-based illustrator and has created this original t-shirt design in support of our cause. We love it! Keep an eye on our social media for a sneak preview of the design. Commanding the highest pledge of all the T-shirts here - because only will be printed. Place your pledge, let us know your size and we'll get printing!

£35 or more

2 of 25 claimed

Ltd Edition A3 Screenprint in Coral, Teal+Navy

A whopper of a print, titled 'Keep On,' from local artist and illustrator, Matt Joyce. Larger than life quirky characters set in amongst abstract, luscious foliage. 3-colour screenprint onto natural white paper.

£45 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Printers Swag Bag

'Printhaus Enamel Pin Badge and Tote Bag' combined with a copy of the printmaking magazine, Pressing Matters Issue 06. Featuring a 1:1 with The Printhaus founders - talking about why they set up Printhaus, how it works and what continues to inspire them. And a limited edition Risograph print designed by Illustration graduate, Rachel Ford. We love her take on the print workshop.

£50 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£50 Printhaus Voucher

This voucher can be used against any Printhaus service or item. Including: art materials from the print shop; a place on any Printhaus course or workshop; towards a Screenprint or Risograph membership; printing your merch; editioning service; 1:1 with our print tutors; kids t-shirt print party or team-away day.

£50 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£50 Gift Vouchers From Anna Palamar Designs

Resident artist, Anna Palamar, has something for everyone through her online shop. Art prints, screenprinted t's and sweats and wonderfully scented hand-made candles. All designed and hand-printed by Anna at The Printhaus. Take a look round her Etsy shop here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PalamarDesigns

£52 or more

0 of 1 claimed

'Dahlia' Statement Earrings from Fizz Goes Pop

Stand out from the crowd with the latest from Fizz Goes Pops, 'Dahlia Florals' range. Inspired by Hispanic design, luscious bold colours and steeped in class. Size is approx 10cm (long) x 4cm (at the widest point). They're absolutely stunning.

£60 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Risograph Membership

Come get your RISO on with us at The Printhaus, the only open-access facility in Wales. Risograph membership gets you an induction, 100 copies, 6 masters and a personal pin-code to top up as you go.

£65 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Letterpress Workshop With The Amplifier Press

Spend the day with resident letterpress artist, Nigel Draper (AKA Amplifier Press) in his studio. A wonderfully experimental day of letter-press, photo-polymer plates, type-setting and the obligatory Adana Press! Enjoy!

£65 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Back to Basics Screenprint Course For Beginners

The perfect introduction to screenprinting. Back to Basics is the most popular course here at The Printhaus. Great for beginners or as a refresher, and you get to take home a set of prints to be proud of!

£130 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Limited Edition A2 Screenprint by Shaun James

Titled, 'Difference, repetition and Overlaps', edition 2/30. 7-colour screenprint, printed onto 240g white paper. "... I used this image as a starting point and visual metaphor for a project with three other artists that centred on collaboration and the relationship between the Artist and The Technician"-Shaun James

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Kids T-Shirt Print Party (Up to 6 kids)

A t-shirt printing party for the birthday boy or girl and up to five of their friends. They choose the theme for the print and over the years we've had all sorts of ideas; dinosaurs, lego, fruit with faces...its a really fun way to spend an afternoon and the best bit - the kids get to be creative with their friends, learn a bit about printmaking and take home two of their very own screenprinted t-shirts.

£210 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Team Away Day In The Print Workshop

A team away day all about having fun and making prints with your colleagues. Mix and match between hand-drawn and digital, screenprinting t-shirts and posters, wherever the mood takes you. *This offer is for up to 8 people for a 3 hour workshop. Exact times and dates can be arranged to suit your schedule. No experience necessary*

£240 or more

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Hexagon shoulder bag by Pocket Pirate

Handmade, unique, one-off shoulder bag. Made with love from soft, dark brown reclaimed leather, with a velvet burgundy and turquoise diamond patterned fabric inlay. Featuring a zipped interior pocket and magnetic fastening. The strap is made from a re-purposed belt with arrow-head detailing.

£300 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Print Workshop In Your Community (20 people max.)

We'll come to you! We've brought this wonderfully inspiring workshop to schools, community centres, restaurants and festivals. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Easy to achieve amazing results and a great way to introduce you to the possibilities of drawing, painting and printmaking. *Applicable to anywhere within Cardiff City. Travelling outside of Cardiff will incur additional travel cost

£360 or more

2 of 5 claimed

1 Year Screenprint Membership

Perfect for developing and nurturing your screenprinting skills, build confidence and become part of Cardiff's vibrant print community. Members of staff always on hand to offer support and advice. Weekdays, evenings and weekend access to facilities, which include computer suite and screen preparation, paper and textile printing. Discounted prices from the print shop and storage space available. *Minimum age 18 yrs.*


Let's make 'A New Chapter Of Life' happen

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