Santo Press was founded in May of 2009 by artist and Master Printer Brent Bond, and made possible by the acquisition of a press and his strong desire to speak through the visual language of relief printmaking. With a focus on small scale, high quality, limited edition relief prints, monoprints and monotypes we publish original works by regionally and nationally recognized artists. Our goal is the creation of works of art in the print medium by artists from all disciplines. We aspire to open new arenas of visual dialogue previously unavailable to the artist without the collaborative printmaking environment. To date we have released 135 editions by 25 artists.
The studio revolves around a fully restored 1961 Vandercook Universal I printing press. Affectionately named Victoria, she was acquired on trade from the artist James Turrell, where he had stored her in a barn for the last 10 years. For the full story and video of the restoration go to the press page. Rounding out the studio and
used primarily for monoprinting and occasional intaglio work is a Laguna etching press with full sheet capacity.
We also maintain a darkroom for alternative photo processes and a small exhibition space,
la pequeña galería, for showcasing new editions.
All prints are hand pulled and printed with archival inks on acid free papers.
Our relief prints are generally produced in editions of forty with four Artist Proofs, four Printers Proofs,
one Archival Impression, and one BAT. All works are hand signed, numbered or initialed, and titled by the artist in pencil and embossed with our studio chop. Our prices are extremely competitive and generally established according to image size and print medium, not solely the artist's sales history nor stature in the market.
We gladly accept PayPal, cash, personal and cashiers checks, and postal money orders.
We publish by invitation but do accept email submissions from new artists.
We offer contract-printing services for letterpress, relief, and intaglio printing.
We also offer digital design/layout services for artist's books and exhibition catalogs.
2009 - present Proprietor / Studio Manager / Master Printer, Santo Press
2004 - 2013 Studio Manager / Master Printer, Segura Publishing Co.
2003 - present Master Printer, Tiny Satellite Press
1999 - 2004 Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
1997 MFA Arizona State University
1994 BFA California State University - Long Beach
With a history of 14 solo exhibitions and 189 group, invitational, juried, and traveling shows his art can be found in private and public collections in the US and Mexico. In addition to photo and print based works, installation, and mixed media panel pieces he has completed several public art commissions in Arizona.
James Angel Donna Atwood Bob Boze Bell Rachel Bess Brent Bond Paul Booth Ernie Button
Carolina Escobar Andrea Evans Karen Jilly Mike Jones Carolyn Lavender Matt Magee Nick Martinez
Dominic Miller Roy Miranda Joe Segura Ilan Stavans Janet Towbin Túlio Pinto Jen Urso
Verónica Villanueva Teresa Villegas Roy Wasson Valle Koryn Woodward Wasson
UPCOMING EDITIONS BY:
Hamo Bahnam Bob Boze Bell Brent Bond Colin Chillag Frank Gonzales
Karen Jilly Mark McDowell Chris Newpher Janet Towbin Verónica Villanueva