screen printing for artists

 How we calculate our fees...

  For collaborative/editioning services our fees are calculated using the following criteria:-
  • Preparation of artwork
  • Set-up, preparation and clean down.
  • Materials.
  • Printing time.

  Each job varies greatly depending on the specifics of an edition. If you are interested in making a print with us, the following information would be useful in order to give you some idea of cost. 
  • Paper type
  • Paper size
  • Image size
  • Number of colours
  • Edition number

  We do not charge for consultations or meetings held at the studio. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we could help you and to view our studio, please e-mail or phone us to arrange a time. 

Cut Editions Price List

Preparing a screen including one stencil, setting up and cleaning down.



Cost of materials


(£20 per hr)


Coat screen with emulsion

Mix emulsion and coat screen




Expose screen

Position transparencies on UV lightbox and expose




Process screen

Wash out screen to reveal stencil, dry and fix screen




Set up screen on vacuum bed

Mask out, pull registration proof onto acetate




Cleaning down

Washing screen after print run.


Removing stencil at end of job.














NB – the price of preparing a screen includes one stencil. If there is more than one stencil on a screen, there is an additional charge of £10.00 for each one.

So, if there are 2 stencils on one screen the screen prep cost will be £60.00 + £10 = £70. This is because each stencil has to go through the whole process of masking up, registration and cleaning down. 

Printing, editioning and materials



Cost of materials






Dependant on quality – from £1.00 to £5.00 for 100cms x 70cms sheet



Preparing the paper

Cutting paper to size ready for printing

Dependant on quality

Dependant on quantity

20.00 per hr *


Mixing inks to colour required, adding, mixing medium / matching

5.00 per colour

Dependant on number of colours


Proofing, editioning

Inking up screen, pulling proofs, pulling edition, rack, de-rack, store



2.00 per pull


Print to edge (trim to print)



1.00 per print

2 examples –

A rough guide to costs –

1. A two colour print, 30 x 30 cms in an edition of 25, printed on 300gsm cartridge paper including screen preparation   

  -  £215.00   -  (£8.50 per print)


2. A five colour print, 50 x 35 cms in an edition of 25 on Fabriano 5 including screen preparation - £760  - (£30.00 per       print)  

*It takes about 1 hour to accurately measure and cut 6 x 100 x 70 cms sheets of paper ready for printing      



Fee for use of Cut Editions studio –

                                                   Half day     - £40.00  (4 hours)

                                                   Whole day - £80.00  (8 hours)


Additional charges –


There are additional charges for any work and materials that Cut Editions does or supplies on behalf of the artist.

For example – Preparing screens

                          Preparing paper / cutting and trimming

                          Proofing and editioning

                          Any materials not supplied by artist

                          Cleaning down

                          See Cut Editions price list for details



There will be a member of Cut Editions staff present at all times to help, assist and advise for which there is no charge.

All screens and paper required will be prepared by Cut Editions in advance and be ready for use on the studio hire day.

It should be possible, in most cases, to print up to 4 colours, on a reasonably small edition in a day.

Cut Editions Payment Options

These payment options only apply to studio hire, collaborations and editioning. We would prefer settlement of any bill within 3 months.

There are several ways you can pay your bill at Cut Editions –

1) Pay it in its entirety when you have completed the project.

2) Pay ½ upon completion and the balance over an agreed period – no more

     than 3 months.

3) Pay your bill in equal instalments over 3 months – the first instalment to be

    paid on completion of your project.

4) If your project is likely to take a long time to complete (say several months), we can arrange a set monthly instalment based on the estimated final bill and you can pay the balance on completion of your project.


Cut Editions Bank Details –

First Direct

Account no – 85451310

Sort Code – 40-47-62