Centre for Fine Print Research

CFPR, print on Just Got Made

Established in 1998, The Centre for Fine Print Research conducts empirical investigation into the artistic, historical and industrial significance of creative print practices, processes and technologies, generating new knowledge, insights and methods through critical engagements and collaborations with a variety of practitioners, institutions and commercial users by focusing on the physical production of artefacts.

Combining fine art and scientific methodologies, we extend the discourse of print into applied arts, crafts and design disciplines. We engage with audiences through short evening courses, summer schools, MA and PhD study and a laser cutting bureau.

We also undertake contract research for external clients and collaborative research funded by Research Councils and other funding agencies.

We are located in Bristol at the Bower Ashton Campus, University of the West of England, within the School of Art and Design.


South West
Area of Interest
Print, Ceramics & Glass, Digital Manufacturing
Students, Small Businesses, Large Businesses, Commissions, Individuals
Laser Cutting, Classes & Workshops, Printing - art editions, Printing Facilities, 3D Printing
Contact details
Tel: 0117 3285864
University of the West of England,
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries & Education
Bower Ashton Campus,
Kennel Lodge Road,
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Opening hours
Monday - Friday 09.00 - 20.00