SUBSTRATUM launched this past spring 2013
With the support of Artists in Context and help from scientists, environmental engineers and health practitioners, a group of seven artists members from Zea Mays Printmaking began an investigation into the health impacts of the printing plates we use. Substratum is a documentation of our investigation and hopefully a useful resource for other artist/printmakers and DIY practitioners.
I researched linoleum and wrote about the substrate I have worked with for 35 years.
Substratum includes health and safety information about wood, linoleum, plastic, metal and photopolymer printing plates, and links to valuable resources for understanding and further investigation.
Links to articles and web site:
http://sgcinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SGCI-summer-2013-NewsletterWeb.pdf page 6 “Collaborative Conclusion” written by Carand Burnet