Auckland Print Studio was founded
by John Pusateri and is co-directed with Jan Philip Raath. John and
Philip are artists as well as collaborative printmakers, passionate
about the history, culture and practice of traditional and
Since Auckland Print Studio (APS) was founded, in 2008, we have
printed over 200 editions by more than 50 artists. We work
collaboratively with artists through a variety of media to create
original fine art prints. We enjoy the challenges and rewards of
working with artists to realise their creative and conceptual ideas
Stone lithography is our primary medium for working with artists
because of the flexibility of the medium, and its ability to
capture the artist's intention and style of work. Lithographs
produced and printed by Auckland Print Studio are found in numerous
international collections and have been regularly exhibited and
The Mailander offset lithography press that has become available
in Canada is being offered at a very reasonable price. There are
numerous benefits to adding this press to our studio including a
substantial increase in production, less manual labour and more
affordable service to local and international artists to name just
a few of the advantages. The press will increase the scope of
services that we can offer due to the machine's versatility, our
in-house expertise means that we can operate the press to its full
Although the price of the press is relatively reasonable, the
costs are significantly increased by the logistics of taking the
machine apart, the crating, removal from the 9th floor of a
building and shipping it to NZ. All of this requires specialist
knowledge of how the machine works and needs to be done by an
Our Boosted goal is to raise $15,000 towards this.
Given these requirements, the purchase and relocation project has
become unaffordable for APS at an estimated overall cost of $25,000
- this amount doesn't take into account the possibility of any
hidden costs that are likely to occur.
A successful Boosted campaign will enable us to cover the price
of the press and a good portion of the shipping and crating
We are asking our supporters for contributions that will help us
to achieve our goal of bringing this unique piece of printing
equipment to New Zealand.
Any contribution is welcome and will be gratefully
received. Boosted donations are eligible for a 33% tax credit
(within New Zealand).
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or
would like to come and visit the studio!
Our Instagram page has many
examples of what we do in the studio.
Thank you for your time and consideration.