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This project was successfully funded on November 11, 2011.

Artist and Printmaker Aaron Miller is building a custom printmaking press!

Tucson, AZ Art
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The Project

I am building an etching press of my own design that will become the foundation for Miller's Press print shop. The press is the most important and most expensive part of the shop. I am asking for help in purchasing parts and hiring a machinist to mill the metal. I have the tools and the ability to put all the parts together; however, getting the parts made for such a specialized machine is challenging for this kind of precise equipment.  

Miller's Press refers not only to the physical press or machine, but also to the print shop as a whole. Printmaking is something that has historically been associated with a community, and in my personal history, with an institution or a university. Because the "shop" is a collection of specific and expensive printmaking items it is very likely that a young artist would not be able to afford making prints on his or her own.  Miller's Press will be set up so that artists who don't have access to a press can come in and use this professional equipment without any cost to them.

Press Mock Up!

The Building Begins!

The Rewards

Miller's Press logo as seen on the t-shirt, silkscreen poster, and sticker.

"Buffalo," relief print, 8"x10," 2011, by Aaron Miller. $20 Award

Miller's Press Buffalo t-shirt, $25 Award

"Tanker," intaglio print, 10"x12," 2010, by Aaron Miller. $40 Award.

"Lyrics For A Fox," 10"x15", 2010, by Gwyneth Scally $50 Award.

"The Rider," mezzotint print, 5"x4" image on 10"x8" paper, 2010,                                      by Aaron Miller. $100 Award.

"Venerable Gaze," mezzotint print, 5"x4" image on 10"x8" paper, 2010,                            by Aaron Miller. $101 Award.

"H.B. and the Hedgehog," relief print, 15"x10," 2011,                                                by Gwyneth Scally. $120 Award.

"Miner, Artist, Hipster, Spy," mezzotint print, 8"x6" image on 12"x10" paper, 2011,            by Aaron Miller. $200 Award.

"Ursa Major," relief print, 50"x40," 2011, by Gwyneth Scally. $500 Award.

"Steam Press," relief print, 50"x36," 2011, By Aaron Miller. $500 Award.

All awards are being offered at this price on this site only, and only for the duration of the Kickstarter project. Donations beyond the award amount are much appreciated and heartily encouraged.  So, take advantage of this opportunity- and thank you very much for your support!

If you are having trouble purchasing awards please email me at printmiller@yahoo.com. 

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    You will receive a personally written thank you sent by e-mail.

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    You will receive a 4"x4" hand-pulled silkscreen sticker with the Miller's Press logo on it, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    2 backers

    You will receive a 17"x14" hand-pulled Miller's Press silkscreen poster signed and numbered, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    8 backers

    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled relief print entitled "Buffalo," 8 x 10 inches on archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    6 backers

    You will receive a hand-pulled Miller's Press silkscreen t-shirt, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    21 backers

    You will receive a hand-pulled linoleum cut Miller's Press Buffalo t-shirt, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    3 backers

    If you are a student and are short on the funds this award is a great option. You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled intaglio print entitled "Tanker," 10 x 12 inches on archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    6 backers

    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled relief print by artist Gwyneth Scally entitled "Lyrics for a Fox," 10 x 15 inches on 100 year old antique ledger paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    2 backers

    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled mezzotint print entitled "The Rider," 5 x 4 inch image on 10 x 8 inch archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled mezzotint print entitled "Venerable Gaze," 5 x 4 inch image on 10 x 8 inch archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    2 backers

    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled relief print by artist Gwyneth Scally entitled "H.B. and the Hedgehog," 10 x 18 inches on archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled mezzotint print entitled "Miner, Artist, Hipster, Spy," 8 x 6 inch image on 12 x 10 inch archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled relief print by artist Gwyneth Scally entitled "Ursa Major," 50 x 40 inches on archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    You will receive a signed and numbered limited edition hand-pulled relief print entitled "Steam Press," 50 x 36 inches on archival paper, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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    You will receive an 18 x 24 inches, mixed media painting made just for you, and a Miller's Press sticker, along with a hand written thank you note.

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