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Call for Printmakers!

Hello printers! We need you!

Lauren and I have two wonderful printmakers joining us on our inaugural journey. We have room for 2-4 more people who want to be monthly shares! If you love printing, don't have access to an etching press and need it, and hope to be working in a shop regularly, call us! We aren't personal studio spaces, just the shared shop, so this works best for someone who keeps their studio at home, or in another space and needs shop access from a few times a month to a few times a week.

BYO is located in a loft above Liberty Cycles, a vintage motorcycle restoration shop. The space is filled to the brim with old Hondas, Triumphs, Beamers and Harleys, in various states of decay and life. There are two woodworkers in the space, a metalsmith, a miniature skatepark in the works, another printmaker extroadinaire, and ExtraExtra Gallery.
We are a hop, skip, or jump away from:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Atlantis, the Lost Bar of Kensington
RocketCat Cafe or BellaSera Cafe
Frankford Avenue Arts Corridor
Highwire Gallery
Memphis Taproom
Part-Time Studios
Philly Pretzel Factory
Johnny Brenda's
Wood Bros lumber & building materials
Silkscreen supply on Berks St.

The concept:
You have access to a communal printshop with on-site storage via a flat file drawer and a personal locker.
We all share access to an online calendar and reserve our personal time with the space.
You contribute a monthly "share" of rent for keys, storage, and open access. All utilities included.

BYO Studio is, well, a BYO.
Bring your own:
grounds (if you can)
tools (if you can)
tarlatans (for colored ink)
solvents (if you can)

BYO has:
etching press
acid (for copper plates)
water (brr...)
hot plate
rags, blotter paper, towels
solvents (the big three: spirits, acetone, alcohol)
basic tools for intaglio (needles, rocker, etc)
tarlatan (for black inks, because those are usable by all)
random supplies
house printing paper
friendly faces!

What do you already have?
What do you think we should have on site?
What do you think you would want to own yourself?

We are also open to guest stars! If you are interested in learning how to make a print, we can discuss workshops, private tutoring. If you know you need to run an edition soon, but only need access once or twice, or for a week, email us! We can make a deal!

Basically, when it comes down to it, we want to help you print. However you need to be printing.



P.S. We have one of these:
And printed the text on our business cards with it. For reals. Include that in the list of things BYO has. Word!

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Sunday July 16th 11AM

Revel in the glory of the powerful rays of the sun with printmakers from BYO Print, and make traditional-style cyanotype prints, also known as sun prints. 

We provide all the materials you'll need to make a unique print to take home. You can also BYO objects to use that are opaque and flattish. Feathers, pressed flowers, stencils are great for this. 

Spend an afternoon in the backyard of the tea room with an Iced Tea and good company. RSVP via email to Workshop cost is $10 per person, and you will make one print. (Because of the cost of supplies for this workshop, you can make additional prints for an additional fee.)

Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop
713 N 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Call for New Members 2017

BYO Print is currently seeking one or two new members. Monthly membership gets you 24/7 access to the studio, shared supplies, on-site storage, annual group exhibitions and more. Printmaking proficiency a must, community-minded attitude a bonus. Email us for a tour and more information at