LUMIN PRESS works through curation, care and dialogue. Artists and writers collaborate, forming ongoing relationships; from initial discussions, through to development and creation, and on towards exhibition and continued support. Print is viewed as an alternative mode to white wall exhibiting practices, and as a way to disseminate radical and personal thought.
LUMIN PRESS are interested in archives, decolonising and democratising print, publishing and the arts, and creating new models of sharing. They have presented papers and spoken on panels about radical publishing at Cardiff University, Bangor University, the Open University and g39 WARP symposiums, and in the Festival of Voice and the Eisteddfod.
LUMIN PRESS experiment with artist books, pamphlets, zines and chapbooks. We edit and design LUMIN Journal. All other publications are edited, designed and also printed/bound in our in-house small printing press.
LUMIN Journal 1 was funded through Indiegogo. LUMIN Journal 2 was funded by Rabble Studios and Creative Cardiff. LUMIN Journal 3 - 6 will be funded by the Welsh Books Council.
From LUMIN Journal 3 onwards, we will be paying contributing artists/writers. All other LUMIN publications give 35% to the artist/writer, and the rest goes towards costs and future publications.PRINTING SERVICES
We offer print + design services for posters and publications; from proof-reading, editing, graphic design and typesetting - to printing, cutting and binding (wire, thread stitch, sewing machine, wiro, perfect-bound). We also offer advice on independent publishing. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line PRINT SERVICES with relevant enquiries, for publication or art commissions involving print, incl. zine + artist book making workshops.