Renaissance Press Photogravure

Photogravure Plate Making and Printing

Paul Taylor began working with photogravure in 1980.  He studied photogravure and interned with Professor Jon Craig at the Univeristy of Connecticut, Stoors, Connecticut.  He conducted extensive research while a graduate student at The Rhode Island School of Design and continues to research , innovate and refine his work with the process. Renaissance Press takes pride in creating plates and prints for artists, photographers and print publishers that are unique to the vision of the client.  

Clients are welcome to come to the studio and work alongside Paul during the platemaking, proofing, and printing of their work if they wish.  There is an attached 18th century farmhouse attached to the studio that serves as an Air B&B that is available for artists during their visit. 

Studio Rate and Fees:

Thanks to advances in digital technology and continued efforts to refine and hone the process it is now possible for us to produce more plates in less time than was previously possible.  These inovations have allowed us to often double* our platemaking productivity and success rate.  Please note:      Clients may choose the day rate or opt for our previus photogravure plate making and printing rate listed below.  

Plate making and printing is billed at an hourly rate of 150.00 per hour or 1,200.00 per day.  A day includes a well planned and organized 8 hour work day.  Additional costs include copper, paper, gravure tissue and a 125.00 per day studio fee that includes all soft materials and offsetts studio related expnses.