Professor Stephen Hoskins

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About me

I am the Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the Bower Ashton Campus. Apart from being a practising printmaker, my primary areas of research are; the potential of 3D printing and related digital technologies for the arts, plus the tactile surface of the printed artefact and its consequences for digital technology. My latest book 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers is published by Bloomsbury.  I have published two other books: ‘Water based Screenprinting’ and ‘Inks’, over 20 peer reviewed papers and articles, and have 3 patents: ‘Novel methods of water based screenprinted ceramic transfers’; ‘Printer with substrate registration means’ and 'A Method of 3D Printing Ceramics' which has been licensed to Viridis3D llc.



Area of expertise

Research at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is based on the production of the physical artefact, primarily predicated in print. All aspects of technology that relate to the core philosophy of making are central to this ethos.

This places the CFPR in an unusual position of understanding digital and new media technologies but always relating them to physical output and creativity. The CFPR has maintained and enhanced the quality of its work and built a world-wide reputation for research excellence. Our focus is on the close relationship that exists between technology, ideas and craft skills as understood in a visual environment.

The Centre for Fine Print Research has an outstanding track record in working with industry.  Our collaborative projects include projects
with Hewlett Packard, Denby Pottery, Burleigh Pottery, Bits from Bytes, Renishaw, St Cuthberts Mill, John Purcell Paper, Cranfield Colours, Canon, Roland DG, Viridis 3D and Dycem amongst many others.


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