The Print Exchange by Lunch Money Print
Registration is now open!
Largest format International Print Exchange
Deadline to register for the 2nd Exchange is by November 30th 2019. Artwork must be finished and ready to mail by December 31st 2019.
Explore participating artist's artworks from the last print exchange here.
What you get!
- A set of 10 unique prints
- Professional photograph of your print
- Your artwork for sale on our website. You set the price and we don't take a commission
- paper size of 14" x 18" inches (35.56 x 45.72 cm) with any block/plate/image size allowed
- open to all print media
Note: Our sizes increased this year, making it one of the largest size format print trades.
About the 1st Print Exchange for 2019
What size are the prints?
Your choice of either 14" x 18" inches (35.56 x 45.72 cm) or 22"x 30" inches (60.96 x 76.2 cm).
Do the prints have to be this size?
Yes, the prints have to have this paper size. However, the image, plate or block size can be any format.
How many copies of prints do I have to send?
Please make 11 copies of your print. 10 will be traded with other artists, and the 11th edition will be up for sale on our website.
Where do I send my artwork?
Please send your artwork to the following address.
770 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
What kind of prints are you looking for?
Your print can be a screen print, lithograph, monotype, woodcut, intaglio, or an experimental print form. We are also open to photography, and archival pigment prints.
Where on the print do I sign and edition?
Prints should be in a closed edition of 11. The edition number is put under the plate/block impression to the left, with an optional title in the middle, and finally signed on the right along with the year number
Why is there a fee?
It takes a lot to keep Lunch Money Print moving, and the cost goes towards creating the print exchange gift boxes, storing artwork, covering shipping costs, and producing the event. Also, we greatly appreciate the support. As an artist, make sure to write this expense off on your taxes at the end of the year!
Who pays for shipping of artwork from the artist to Lunch Money Print?
The artist covers shipping to Lunch Money Print, and we recommend sending the work in a double walled cardboard flat or mail tube. Please place newsprint or glassine in between each layer.
What happens if the prints are lost or damaged in the mail?
Mail carriers often come with base insurance of $50-$100. Artists can put additional insurance when shipping to Lunch Money Print in CT, but it isn't required. Only the person who sent the package can file a claim with the mail carrier. If the prints arrive damaged in Connecticut, Lunch Money Print will notify the artist. In the event of a damaged or lost box of 10 prints back to the artist, Lunch Money Print will offer a refund to the artist, as the limited edition prints can’t be replaced.
Am I able to get a refund if I don't finish my edition on time?
Lunch Money Print reserves the right to not refund participating artists.
What type of print media is allowed?
We aren't too picky and most forms of printmaking are allowed except for digital prints, and prints with high relief (3-dimensional qualities).
Are photographs allowed?
Sort of.... definitely traditional darkroom techniques, but if its a digital process make sure it's awesome!
Click Here to Register for the Next Print Exchange!
Email Chris at chris(at)lunchmoneyprint.com
Deadline to Apply: December 31st, 2019
Send edition by; Post Mark Date: January 31st, 2019
Shipment of Artist's Print Exchange - Box of 10 Unique Prints: March - April 2020