Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
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Dissemination and Archives


Our past research dissemination is stored online by the University, you can access all our current staff research outputs on the UWE research repository: https://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/

Research at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) is based on the production of the physical artefact, primarily predicated in print. All aspects of technology that relate to the core philosophy of making are central to this ethos.

This places the CFPR in an unusual position of understanding digital and new media technologies but always relating them to physical output and creativity. The CFPR has maintained and enhanced the quality of its work and built a world-wide reputation for research excellence. Our focus is on the close relationship that exists between technology, ideas and craft skills as understood in a visual environment. 

Although our research is primarily initiated from a visual perspective, it is inexorably linked to industrial development and new technologies. We have one of the most comprehensive sets of 2D and 3D printing, cutting, machining and fabrication hardware in the country.

By adapting to changing demand in the marketplace and the requirements of the user, we are able to conduct research that has direct application to industry, creative design, science and art.

The Centre’s long term vision is to capitalise on the strengths that have been built over the last 20 years: to work in new and innovative ways towards novel surface print, design and fabrication in 2 and 3 dimensions. Combining a multi-technology approach - using novel materials and processes to push forward new ideas and innovation. The key research themes are 3D rapid prototyping and colour - supported by artists books, wide format printing, laser cutting and collaboration with artists.



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Funding Awards

2.5 D Vector Driven Printing