Printmaking Today was first published in 1990 by Rosemary Simmons. From 1994 to 2000 it was published by Farrand Press.
"I started Printmaking Today in 1990 with help from the Henry Moore Foundation. My background as a printmaker, print gallery and lithographic studio director, teacher and writer gave me a broad understanding of the field. I wanted to provide a forum for printmakers, an exchange of practical information and to make a bridge between practitioners and collectors or curators. I wanted printmaking to be understood and appreciated for its unique qualities and to be taken seriously as an international art form.
In 1990 the non-toxic movement was growing and needed dissemination and digital technology was suggesting new directions for printmaking. It is an art form, which is constantly re-inventing itself, and the excitement does not lessen as Printmaking Today brings together artists, curators and collectors from many cultures.
We continue to comment on aesthetic, educational and theoretical matters as well as bringing the reader new developments in print technology and re-assessments of traditional methods. Many of our writers are printmakers and speak from experience. Others are art historians, publishers, educationalists and suppliers of materials and equipment. We keep you up-to-date with exhibitions and opportunities for printmakers. You are encouraged to air your views, exchange information and above all, keep in touch with all aspects of international printmaking. We are based in Britain but have contacts around the globe and see printmaking as the most international of all art forms."
Rosemary Simmons, founding editor and editorial consultant Printmaking Today is the authorized Journal of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.
In 2000 Cello Press Limited took over publishing Printmaking Today from Farrand Press.