Submission FAQs

Is there a limit to size?
Yes, all prints for the Myths & Legends exhibition must not be larger than A3 size (30×42 cm).

If you have a slightly larger print which you think would be perfect, please get in touch. Wall space is limited, but we’ll make room if we need to.

Are you accepting digital prints?
Yes. Although we love celebrating the unique qualities of handmade prints, we understand asking you to produce them for a free exhibition is unrealistic.

What print methods can I use?
You can use any methods you like. Methods include screen printing, linocut, monoprinting, etching, letterpress, drypoint, woodcut and more, but don’t feel like you can’t experiment and make up your own!

Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printmaking for a breakdown of a few popular methods. Methods such as linocut can be done at home quite easily with minimal equipment, so we recommend giving it a try.

How are the prints going to be displayed? Will they be framed?
As each print will be an unpredictable size, we won’t be framing the prints for display.

The layout will be very similar to our Visions of the Future exhibition, using clips to hang the prints so that staff at Constellations can take the prints down to protect them during large events.

Will you return my print after the exhibition?
If you would like us to return your print to you, we don’t mind paying for basic postage back to you. We pay for everything ourselves (there’s no profit in free exhibitions) so if you need special, super fast, recorded delivery then we might need to ask you to donate a little bit of money for it.

Will you be selling the prints on display at the exhibition?
No, but we will be including the social media information for each artist along with their website, so that visitors will be able to find you should they want to purchase a print.

What happens if my print gets damaged?
In the unlikely event a print does become damaged, we will discuss this with you on an individual basis. We will take the utmost care when handling and displaying your work too.

If your print is handmade, we recommend you send us a copy which you might not sell because of an odd mark, crease, or fingerprint, rather than the best version you own.

Can I submit a print designed by multiple people?
Please do! We love collectives, duos and group projects.

I’d love to print my own. Can you recommend somewhere I can learn to print?
We highly recommend using the Bluecoat in Liverpool for print facilities and workshops.

Are you accepting all submissions you receive?
We want this exhibition to be as varied as possible using a wide range of methods and styles, but this does not mean we will be accepting every submission we receive. We will take time to carefully consider everything we’re sent, but unfortunately the space we have available for the exhibition isn’t infinite and we won’t be able to use everyone’s work.

I can’t print my own. Will you print for me?
We might be able to screen print your submission, but we’ll need to discuss the details before we can agree to this. Please email us at submissions@theprintsocial.com and we can chat about it.

What is The Print Social?
The Print Social is a project run by friends, as well as as a group of people who love making prints and meet on a regular basis to talk shop and have fun. You should join us for a social some time!