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  • Call for Art - 9th Annual

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the..
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  • 5th Annual Leaves & Petals Art Competition

    Location: Palm Springs, CA

    Fusion Art invites submissions for the 5th Annual Leaves & Petals online art..
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  • Exaltation : Intangible Journeys of the Human Spirit: Nikola Wojewoda

    Location: Niagara on the lake, ON

    The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre presents Exaltation : Intangible Journeys of the Human..
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  • HUB @ 302

    Location: CALGARY, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all juried members, associate and non-members to..
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  • Open Call for 2020 exhibitions

    Location: Vernon, BC

    We are an artist run gallery seeking submissions from emerging artists for our..
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  • Beacon Original Art Fall Show & Sale

    Location: Calgary, AB

    Saturday October 19, 2019 from 10am - 4pm. Featuring more than 30 artists..
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  • Open Call:

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is having an open exhibition for members..
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  • Open Call: All 10

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Calling all Canadian Artists! This is an open submission call for a lightly..
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  • Earth

    Location: CALGARY, AB

    The Alberta Society of Artists invites all Juried, Life, Student, Associate Members and..
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  • Reza Rezaï / Mehmoon

    Location: Calgary, AB

    TRUCK Contemporary Art is pleased to present Mehmoon by Reza Rezaï. Through the..
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  • Outside, In

    Location: Lethbridge, AB

    Opening reception September 28th 7-9pm for the Allied Art Council's Gallery Stroll! OUTSIDE,..
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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2019 Fall Online International Exhibition

    Location: Windsor, ON

    The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters..
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  • “Motion” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline October 31, 2019

    Location: Toronto, ON

    | Theme: Moving or being moved. Shifting, stirring, changing places. The rise and..
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  • Beaver Sheppard: Solo Exhibition

    Location: Montreal, QC

    Archive Contemporary presents a comprehensive solo exhibition of Beaver Sheppard’s artistic canon, for..
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  • ANCESTRAL MINDSCAPES

    Location: Toronto, ON

    Ancestral Mindscapes is an autobiographical collaboration using video, sound and photography to explore..
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  • Clay Tile Workshop

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Participants will be working with clay to hand-build tiles using a variety of..
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  • Edible and Medicinal Gardening Lecture

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Ukrainian settlers brought with them a wide range of traditional knowledge and practices,..
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  • Acrylic Painting for Beginners

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Do you want to create a bright & beautiful acrylic landscape in one..
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  • Willow Heart Weaving Workshop

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Willow Heart Weaving Workshop In this workshop, participants will learn how to trim and..
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  • New Craft Coalition: Call to Artists

    Location: Calgary, AB

    New Craft Coalition, invites applications from all mid-career and professional artists to be..
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  • Invisible by PAINTER8

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Please join us at PAINTER8, and other Edmonton art lovers alike, for the..
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  • 19th Annual Stouffville Studio Tour

    Location: Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

    The 19th Annual Stouffville Studio Tour is an event you don’t want to..
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  • Wheat Centrepiece Workshop

    Location: Edmonton, AB

    Join this class to learn how to make a didukh-style centrepiece that can..
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  • Radio Silence

    Location: Quebec city, QC

    Québec, August 19, 2019 – Folie/Culture invites all those who express themselves through..
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  • LOOK AGAIN!

    Location: Saskatoon, SK

    LOOK AGAIN! PAINTINGS BY KATHLEEN SLAVIN AND GAIL PRPICK AT UNIVERSITY..
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  • Watercolour Workshop with Frank Townsley

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    Sunday 22nd September 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM ..
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  • Figureworks 2019

    Location: Ottawa, ON

    Figureworks 2019 Call for Artists The call for submissions to the 10th annual juried..
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  • Quasi-Nature

    Location: Montreal, QC

    Archive Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present Quasi-Nature, a group exhibition curated..
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  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2019 Fall Online International Exhibition

    Location: Windsor, ON

    The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters..
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  • Unsettling Nature

    Location: Toronto, ON

    An Exhibition at: The Garage Gallery Benmiller with Artists Jill Price, Leslie Putnam, Morag Webster..
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  • Through the Eyes of a Child

    Location: CALGARY, AB

    Artists Statement: Ed Flanagan My wife had a career as an elementary school..
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  • Exposition solo Lac-Mégantic

    Location: Lac-Mégantic, QC

    L'eau, une mine d'Art du 8 juillet au 8 septembre 2019..
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  • Sustainable Fashion Designer Looking for Studio Space in Mississauga

    Location: Mississauga, ON

    Hi, I'm Amanda, I am an emerging fashion designer starting my business designing..
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  • 32 Points- 32 Voices: A Compass of Peace

    Location: Toronto, ON

    32 Points - 32 Voices: A Compass of Peace International Exhibition September 6-27, 2019 Cedar Ridge..
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Printmaking Series (8 of 21) - Using pin registration for accuracy

By Nik Semenoff July 26, 2004

} Using pin registration for accuracy Printmaking Series - Part 8 of 21 By Nik Semenoff T-bar and needle are some of the more used methods of registration in hand lithography. Amongst all the systems I have tried, the punched hole and registration pin is by far the most accurate. In North America the standard pins are ¼ inch and the punches are accurately made to fit. Commercial punch system are expensive, but may be purchased sometime on E-bay and from commercial shops changing their operation. Registration pins can be purchased from graphic houses at reasonable prices. Three-hole paper punches make good hole punches, but look for older models still using ¼ inch holes as new ones are manufactured in Asia, using larger holes. The holes should be as far apart as practical for more accurate registration at the far end of the plate. Some paper punches can be changed to remove the middle unit and make it easier to punch the aluminium sheet. Tab sizes The width set by the distances in your punch will be the standard for your studio. Keep it constant so you can recycle plates and save money. The pins are taped down on press beds, light tables or anywhere registration is important. Ordinary masking tape is usually used for this purpose. The pins come in different heights but the standard seems to be 1/8th inch. A common make of pin has the back just spot welded to the shaft, but be careful in using these if the hole is too tight in the plate. It is easy to break off the pin due to the weak weld. Slightly enlarger such holes with a reamer or a sharp blade. Pins Pin on press Sometimes it is best to attach tabs with holes to the edge of the paper sheet to overcome some printing layout. While these are available commercially, they come in only a few lengths, are expensive and could be hard to find. I have used old sheets of Mylar and negatives to make my own to the length I need at the time. I cut pieces of Mylar to the length and then use the paper punch to make holes about 2 inches apart. I next place two of these sheets side by side with the holes at the opposite side. Using ½ inch double faced tape, I put down one surface overlapping each sheet by ¼ inch. The sheets are separated at the middle of the tape, then cut into separate tags with scissors. To use, the distance between the pins is set from a punched metal plate, then the paper is positioned on the plate with the back side up. The tabs are attached by removing the protecting material. Leaving this sheet of paper in place, the next sheet is placed on top for registration and the tabs attached. Remove this sheet and replace with another. Punch Changing the subject. Before I acquired my hole punch system, I used T-Bar registration. At first I used the regular method penciling a line in the centre of one edge with the sheet staggered to produce a short line. Then on to the other end. This was tedious and even with a 9H pencil the line was not thin enough for best registration. I developed a better and faster way to make the centre marks. I would stack my sheets for the edition and find the center at each end. Using a sharp Olfa knife, I would cut through the entire sheets, about ¼ inch deep in from the edge. From the front of the sheet it was invisible, but easily seen when placing the paper on the plate. If in doubt, it is simple to twist the paper with your finger as it would normally be close to the centre anyway. The sharp distinct line made for better registration and much faster to prepare the paper. ________________________________________________ Copyright © 2004 Nik Semenoff Nik Semenoff Artist-in-residence University of Saskatchewan Visit Nik Semenoff's website at duke.usask.ca/~semenoff/ for more information.