This is The Bookroom Art Press
Based in Brighton, South East England, we are publishers and printers of fine Numbered, Limited Edition, Art Prints. We specialise in the printing and sale of highest quality reproduction prints after work by artists in the (1925-1940) Grosvenor School (Cyril Power; Sybil Andrews et al.) the (1930-1950) British Neo-Romantic School (Eric Ravilious; Edward Bawden et al.) right up to include images by artists in the (1950-1970) Pop Art Movement (Patrick Caulfield et al.).
The Bookroom Art Press was started as an affiliated company to the Kemptown Bookshop – The KempTown Bookshop. The name ‘The Bookroom Art Press’ derives from ‘The Bookroom’ where it was first housed – a room which comprised one story of the Bookshop. Our premises are now at Portland Place, Kemptown, but the Bookshop still acts as main world wide distributor for the Press, and the entire collection of prints is always on view at the Bookshop.
Process and Printing
The quality of our prints is exceptional and they are recognized as amongst the finest available in the UK. And as testimony to this we are delighted to announce that our printer won Digital Printer of the Year 2014. We use a Giclée process to create our limited edition prints. Giclée is a high resolution, high-fidelity process which considerably surpasses in quality photo-lithographically produced images.
Our prints are produced to the highest of Fine Art Trade Guild Standards and we use genuine mould-made 310gsm thick acid free rag; this is 100% cotton from Hahnemühle. The pigments are archival eight-colour Ultra-Chrome, and are lightfast to exceed 7 on the Blue Wool Scale.
Each print is hand-finished. We number our prints 1/950, or 1/850 using pencil just below the image on the right-hand side (see illustration); we also hand-emboss all prints with The Bookroom Art Press seal (see illustration). The embossed seal is placed off the image in the right-hand corner of the paper (NB: due to copyright restrictions the seal on the Cyril Power images is discretely placed on the right-hand corner of the image).
Our custom framing service ensures that your prints will be presented at their best. Each frame is hand-assembled with joints precisely aligned. Your print is then mounted so as to prevent the print surface from touching the glass. The mount is an archival ph neutral white core mount which does not fade with time, and we use 2mm UV filtering glazing which will protect your print for decades. There is a choice of five frames
Enquiries from trade customers are welcome. We supply our prints framed or unframed nationwide – to art galleries, museum shops, framers, bookshops, etc. Two-thirds of each edition of any print is available for trade purchase, the remaining third in the edition is reserved. At a small additional charge we can, and often do, provide our prints to trade poly wrapped, on white mount board, with a ‘Numbered Limited Edition Giclée Print’ label and a peel-off sticker with biographical information on the artist enclosed for your customer to use.
We also supply to non-retail trade customers – to architects, interior designers and consultants. Please contact us to set up an account.
From time to time we are contracted by museums and galleries to fulfil their printing needs. Using the latest digital techniques, materials and equipment we can provide a single point of contact to oversee the whole process. We photograph or scan from the original; soft-proof on-screen using a colour calibrated monitor and then, once the appropriate paper is chosen, we provide a hard copy for your approval. The cost for each such project varies, and individual print costs vary according to size and quantity.
Orders are accepted Online (via our secure on-site payment platform Braintree); via PayPal, or via Telephone: 01273-682159. You can also visit the Press in person to discuss orders and framing options – please contact us in advance to arrange a visit.
You can return your prints without quibble within 14 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange. We recommend you return the prints via recorded, signed-for delivery. We will not be able to refund any items lost in transit.
If the print you have received is faulty, we will refund the cost of return postage.
All returns must be sent to:
The Bookroom Art Press,
91. St George’s Road,
We accept all major credit cards. PayPal instantly verifies, but on receipt of your telephone order to the Press your payment will be processed manually.
Unframed Prints will be posted within three working days of receipt of your order. If the prints are temporarily out of stock we will notify you of a dispatch date.
Framed Prints will be posted within 10 working days of receipt of your order. Please note: regrettably, we cannot send framed prints to countries outside of the UK.
Courier and Wrapping
All shipments for framed or unframed prints are sent via our secure insured courier, Interlink-Express. Prints are wrapped and labeled using archival materials only.
Unframed prints are enclosed in purpose made artwork tubes; framed prints are enclosed in bespoke-taped boxes. (Regrettably we cannot send framed prints to countries outside of the UK).
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