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Print submissions to the International Print Exchange MUST comply with all guidelines. Any edition that fails to meet one or more of the guidelines will, without exception, be returned at the printmaker's expense with an accompanying explanation.

Please make sure that you have read and understood the guidelines before submitting your print edition. If you have any queries please, in the first instance, consult the FAQ page or contact the IPE Team for clarification. Please resolve your query before submitting your print edition.


All work submitted must be created specifically for the IPE and, as a contributing artist, you must own the intellectual property rights for all images submitted.


14cm x 14cm (5.5 inches x 5.5 inches)
Note: Please ensure all prints and paper are the same size.


10cm x 10cm (3.9 inches x 3.9 inches)


Minimum 2cm (0.8 inch) clear margin required around print / image area.


Ten (10)
Note: Due the nature of the exchange, we cannot accept varied editions.


All prints must be received by 12 Noon (GMT) Thursday 31 August 2017.


There is a £15 (GBP) submission fee. This fee will offset costs incurred by Green Door Printmaking Studio in organising the exchange and posting your exchanged parcel to you.


A single completed submission form must accompany each edition of ten prints. The information on this form will be duplicated as required for the return of exchanged prints.


All prints must be signed and editioned in the print margin along the bottom edge of the print with the following details:

Left Hand Side - Edition Number (1/10, 2/10 ... 10/10)
Centre - Print Title
Right Hand Side - Artist's Signature/Mark & Year (2016)

There must not be any other writing/labels and/or mark making on the reverse of the print or within the print margin. Please use pencil only when signing your prints.


All submissions must be created using a recognised printmaking process: e.g. Serigraphy, Etching, Lithography, Mezzotint, Dry point, Linocut, Woodcut, Gocco, Collography etc... Purely digital/ photographic prints will not be accepted. However, the inclusion of digital/photographic work as part of the image creation process is welcomed provided that the final physical print is not produced using an exclusively digital print process.

Chine Collé techniques must be used in conjunction with archival glues and archival papers (eg: inkjet prints are not acceptable).

Hand coloured prints (after the print has been pulled) are no longer accepted (as of our IPE 2016) due to the non-archival nature of most watercolours/paints used, and the likelihood that the edition will not be identical.

Note: Monotypes/monoprints must only be submitted if each print is as near to identical as possible. If you are using an element of monotype in your edition, please be aware of this also.


All prints must be printed on a recognised archival paper: e.g. Fabriano, Hahnemühle or Rives BFK etc... The only exception to this will be handmade paper made specifically for this exchange.

Note: Each print must be fully registered on one piece of archival paper. Editions that consist of collaged prints (out of two or more paper types) will not be allowed.


Each print must be individually protected by acid-free tissue or glassine paper only, using the fold-over technique (one longer piece of tissue paper folded in half to protect the front and back of each print).

All prints must be completely dry before submission.


The P&P costs of submission of the print edition to Green Door are at the participant's expense. Please mark your package clearly as 'PRINTED MATERIAL: NO COMMERCIAL VALUE' to avoid expensive customs duty. Green Door cannot be responsible for any parcels held in customs.

Please post all editions to:

Green Door Printmaking Studio
Banks Mill Studios
71 Bridge Street
Derby, DE1 3LB
United Kingdom

The packaging costs of the returned prints will be met from the administration fee. A return S.A.E. (Stamped Address Envelope) is therefore not required.

Note: It will invariably be easier for members of a studio or print community to send combined print submissions in one package. Similarly, if a group of printmakers wish to receive exchange prints as a single package to a nominated postal address please register your group to let us know before print submission.


The primary and preferred payment option for the IPE 2016 is PayPal. To pay using PayPal click on the Pay Online link and follow the online instructions.

Other payment options are:

UK residents only a cheque or postal order made payable to: Green Door Printmaking Studio.

Non-UK residents: Unfortunately, due to our experiences on IPE2009 international money order payment is no longer accepted. Therefore, if you cannot pay via PayPal please enclose (at your own risk) concealed cash (GBP only). If you have an alternative payment option please agree this with the IPE Team before submitting your prints.

Note: Please ensure that all concealed payments types are clearly marked in an envelope within your parcel. Please do not attach payment to the exterior of your parcel.


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