News & Announcements

Upcoming shows, workshops, exhibits and more.

Holiday Show

Join us for our Annual Holiday Show featuring great artists and great prices. All prints original and handmade at $300 or less. Come find the perfect gift at our Annual Holiday Show. Call 303-778-1116 or email openpressltd@ecentral.com for more information or to make an appointment during the week

First Friday Event, Friday December 2, 6-9 p.m.

The show takes place during Denver Arts Week so be sure to include Open Press on your stop. Over 30 participating artists including: Tony Ortega, Joe Higgins, Taiko Chandler, Reed Weimer, Theresa Haberkorn, Carol Till, Mark Lunning and many more!

Thanks everyone who came to the Opening Reception!

Printmaking Demos during Denver Arts Week

Don't forget to visit us on Saturday from 12-5 pm where some of the exhibiting artists and aspiring printmakers will be at Open Press doing demonstrations for Denver Arts Week.

Workshops Starting in August at Open Press
Join us for our Saturday Series Workshops (Monotypes or Solar Plate). Call 303-778-1116 or email openpressltd@ecentral.com for more information or to register.

Monotype Workshop
1st Saturday of the Month, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Join Master Printer Mark Lunning every first Saturday of the month to improve your monotype skills and make some great art.
Cost: $95 per session.

Solar Plate Workshop
3rd Saturday of the Month
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

    • Sept. 17 - Solar Plate Photography
    • Oct. 15 - Solar Plate Relief
    • Nov. 19 - Multiple Plate

Each class will have an overview of polymer plate etching with a technique.
Cost: $95 per session.

*Each workshop begins with a demo and includes discussion of materials and techniques. Open Press provides mineral spirits, newsprint, paper towels and relevant tools.

Services & Facility

Open Press is equipped with everything the artist needs to create original fine art prints.
For over 20 years, owner Mark Lunning has worked with hundreds of artists from across the country. The 2,000 sq. ft. facility allows complete flexibility to produce original prints in various media, working on their own or with a master printer.

  • Intaglio: Etching, dry point, acid etch, aquatint, mezzotint, engraving, collagraph, and solarplate
  • Relief Printing: Woodcut & Linoleum Cut
  • Lithography: Planographic
  • Monoprint: Artist chooses to print the image differently each time rather than produce an edition of identical prints
  • Monotype: Ink transferred to paper with no matrix involved
  • Silkscreen & Serigraphy: Stencil process-various types
Open Press is equipped with:
  • Acid room
  • 3 48x96 glass surface inking tables
  • A 30x50 glass surface inking table
  • 40x60 paper sink
  • Two UV exposure units with timer
  • Three 40x52 drying racks
  • One 32x40 drying rack
  • Light table
  • Xerox
  • Work tables
  • Benches
  • Paper files
  • Print files
  • A variety of rollers from large to small
  • Extensive inventory of inks, tools, plates & films

  • Special services to suit individual client needs:
  • Printing assistance from Master Printer Mark A. Lunning
  • Workshops
  • Edition production
  • Framing
  • Book & portfolio binding
  • Silk Screen & Solar Plate preparation
  • Special order: inks, paper, plates, screens & tools
  • Assistance with special projects is available by request. Open Press is dedicated to helping artists create fine art prints. Open Press exists to help the artist realize their unique vision by any means possible. We regularly pull editions for artists and fees are negotiable.
Pricing Information
Open Press provides access to the facility by day rentals, or via memberships. Membership fees are $200 for 20 shop hours. Schedule time with Mark to reserve a press and a 4 x 8 foot table, basic supplies and tools. Bring your own paper, inks and plates.

Open Press is a studio facility that accommodates both professional and apprentice artists. The artist can utilize the facility with or without the assistance of master printer Mark Lunning and his printmaking assistants if so desired. Open Press is capable of printing editions of etchings, photo etchings, wood cuts and silk screens.

  • Full day of studio time w/master printer Mark Lunning - $350 (base price depending on supplies needed)
  • Half day of studio time w/master printer Mark Lunning - $60/hour (3 hour min)
  • Full day without assistance - $150
  • Half day without assistance - $100
A full day is eight hours, beginning and ending at the artist's request. If the artist chooses to continue to print at the end of the session, they will be charged accordingly. Artists can also arrange to have assistance for special projects with Mark Lunning's printmaking assistants. Fees are negotiable.

Artwork

Various artwork from clients, my current work, as well artwork that will be showcased at Open Press.

Mark A. Lunning Artwork

I invite you to visit www.MarkLunning.com where I will showcase my artwork, as well as events, exhibits and galleries I am in. The print shown is titled "Fragments of Entropy" (Image size 18" x 24"; Etching with chine colle and watercolor).

Sculpture & Artwork

Recent photos of my sculptural work along with prints.

Location, Hours & Contact Information

40 W. Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO 80223 :: View Google Map
Phone: 303-778-1116
Email: openpressltd@ecentral.com
Studio Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (by appointment only)
Gallery Hours: Saturday: 12pm to 5pm (by appointment only)