4 February 2014

New ethical printing offer for Sussex artists

Artists and designers in Sussex are being offered the chance to take advantage of some of the best screen printing and product making facilities in the south east – and help people with disabilities at the same time.

You can find out more on Wednesday February 19 from 12.30pm to 5pm at an open day at Ableandwilling, Brighton & Hove City Council’s supported business for people with disabilities at the Knoll Business Centre off the Old Shoreham Road in Hove.

Ableandwilling is now offering an ‘Artist’s Assistant’ service. This combines first class manual screen printing with state-of-the-art digital print facilities that enable you to print your designs on loads of substances including cotton, wood, acrylic, paper and metal.

It means you can print your designs on all sorts of products, including:

  • Mugs
  • Pens
  • T-shirts
  • Puzzles
  • Coasters
  • Bags
  • Flags
  • Car Art
  • Window and Floor stickers
  • Pop-up Banners
  • Signage
  • Wall Art.

Business manager Jeff White said: “We offer the sort of flexibility that artists need – large volumes or small runs – and our prices are extremely competitive.

“I think there’s also an increasing focus in the business community these days on ethical and social considerations. Twenty of our 27 highly trained staff have a disability. The artists we already work with have told us how much they value being able to give something back to the wider community while getting great products and services.”

Hove-based illustrator and designer Martha Mitchell produces a range of products for sale locally, online and through national stores such as John Lewis. She said:

“I find working with Ableandwilling really inspirational. The quality of their work is fantastic, and I love being able to go along in person to work with them rather than doing stuff over the internet.

“I also really like being able to work with a business that’s supporting local people with disabilities.”

For further information about Ableandwilling’s Artist’s Assistant offer please:

  • Phone Jeff White at ableandwilling (01273) 296087
  • Visit www.ableandwilling.org.uk