Welcome to Platemark, a podcast about art, ideas, prints, and printmaking



What is it about prints and printmaking that draws such fervent practitioners, collectors, and fans? How are prints relevant to all our lives? What do all those people in the "print ecosystem" do anyway?

Series one looks at prints and printmaking in the context of museums, the market, critiques, and the print ecosystem. Series two offers a history of prints and printmaking in the West. Series three offers interviews with the colorful characters of the print ecosystem. Join us and the wonderful fans of prints and printmaking.

Recent Episodes

Dec. 6, 2022

s3e14 James Ehlers

In Platemark s3e14, host Ann Shafer speaks with James Ehlers, professor and chair of the studio art department at Emporia State U…

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Nov. 29, 2022

s2e22 History of Prints Reproductive Prints (part two)

More on reproductive prints, the backbone of the history of prints

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Nov. 22, 2022

s3e13 Tom Hück (an update)

Artist, with an update on his new, epic print edition, Monkey Mountain Kronikle

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Nov. 7, 2022

s2e21 History of Prints Reproductive Prints (part one)

Reproductive prints are the backbone of the history of prints and deserve better

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Oct. 25, 2022

s3e12 Maureen Warren

Curator, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Recent Blog Posts

Platemark podcast, series three begins

Platemark's first episode in series three (interviews with print ecosystem luminaries) kicks off with Paula Panczenko, Tandem Press, and Russell Panczenk…

Platemark podcast, History of Prints, taking summer hiatus

Platemark episodes over the summer will be previews of series three, interviews with that special breed of people, the print people

Early Italian prints? Platemark loves 'em

Platemark podcast host Ann Shafer tells you about favorite early Italian prints, including Antonio Pollaiuolo, Andrea Mantegna, Ugo da Carpi, and Federic…