Off the Press Collective (OTPC) is a small artist run screen printing studio based in sunny Suffolk. 5 years ago, 3 friends; Sam, Anna, and James, threw together a bunch of their favourite local artists, both up and coming and established, to celebrate film in their favourite indie cinema, and, voila, OTPC was born. The trio asked artists to submit a 2-colour alternative movie poster for them to screen print, splitting the small edition 50/50 with the artist. They have used this same model on all their projects ever since, keeping the prints fun, cohesive, accessible, affordable, and sustainable, while supporting local business and artists.
Surface Pattern Design, and prints stunning, intuitively layered textiles that transform into practical items for the home. She is also a trained art handler, traversing the UK installing exhibitions with Sam under the moniker of This Way Up. Founding member Sam is a graphic designer, photographer, and art handler. He makes beautifully thoughtful prints using type, photographs, intricate paper cuts, and found objects. He is also responsible for designing their website and branding.
A rich mix of experience between them, together they offer exhibitions, workshops, and live printing within their local area. They work collaboratively with established artists, designers, graduates, and students to showcase some of the UK’s finest talent by creating a platform for the Eastern region. Striving to uphold their responsibility to the environment, OTPC use only Earth friendly, water based inks approved by the Soil Association.