Hello! Welcome to Print Basement. We are an online gallery selling a selection of original screen print posters, handmade in England.
It all began in late 2011 when professional designer and printmaker Daniel Povey found himself unemployed and looking for a way back into the design world. Having always dreamt of starting his own business, Daniel had the nifty idea of pursuing his love of screen printing and selling his own designs online. With some help from The Princes Trust, he was soon up and running and the journey began!
Taking his inspiration from popular culture, classic rock music and vintage nostalgia, Daniel set to work on designing his initial range of typographic prints. Many long hours were then spent printing at his studio in Birmingham producing the prints and getting fairly messy in the process.
But what’s screen printing all about you ask? Well, screen printing is a traditional printing method made famous by that little known artist, Andy Warhol. It involves exposing an image onto a mesh “screen” to create a sort of stencil and then pulling ink through the image by hand using a tool called a “squeegee” (that word still sounds ridiculous even now) The end result is a handmade piece of art with a genuinely “feelable” quality to it.
All of our prints are produced using the best materials. We use only the highest quality, 270gsm printmaking card for all of our work as well as eco-friendly, hand mixed inks. Every print is produced by hand and has its own unique personality. The very nature of screen printing means that no two prints are ever alike.
We really hope you like our work. Thank you for visiting Print Basement and be sure to come back soon as we are constantly adding new prints and have some exciting things planned for the near future!