In addition to publishing collaborative print projects with artists, APS is regularly commissioned to produce editions for leading New Zealand galleries and art institutions.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John Pusateri graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from Syracuse University in 2001. Following graduation, he fostered his passion for printmaking through an internship at Artist Image Resource (AIR). In 2004, John moved to New Zealand to study and subsequently graduated in 2006 with a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts. Following his graduation, John began teaching at Unitec Institute of Technology, where he currently holds a position in the School of Architecture. John is a master printmaker with over two decades of studio experience whose work is held in numerous public and private collections, and who has worked on editions with prominent New Zealand and international artists.
John founded Auckland Print Studio to provide a collaborative space where artists with any level of familiarity with the print medium can access his technical expertise to realise ambitious projects and produce exciting editioned work. John’s experience with and mastery of a wide range of printmaking processes make him uniquely positioned to advise artists on the best way to translate their works into successful prints, and to facilitate that process from beginning to end in a studio environment.
APS offers comprehensive studio printmaking facilities, including all of the equipment and materials required to produce high-quality lithographs, etchings, aquatints, screenprints and numerous other types of intaglio and relief print. APS has four presses available: two etching presses, a Charles Brand direct lithography press and New Zealand’s only Mailander flatbed offset lithography press.
In addition to our presses, APS is a fully equipped professional print studio, with facilities including (but not limited to) an expansive library of limestone lithography stones ranging from 200mm × 300mm up to 760mm × 1200mm, a vacuum exposure plate maker unit, an extensive range of rollers and brayers, an aquatint box, ferric chloride baths for etching copper and brass and a wet paper drying stack.
APS ships internationally to most parts of the world. Prints are shipped using UPS, flat-packed between multiple sheets of thick archival card. Insurance is included in our shipping rates.
There may be destinations that we are not able to deliver to, for various reasons. We reserve the right to cancel an order if we are not certain that the artwork will arrive in good condition. Furthermore, there are some destinations that would require us to recalculate our shipping rates, so we reserve the right to change these, depending on the final delivery destination. If you are not sure whether we will be able to ship to your location, please contact [email protected] before placing your order.
We will gladly offer an exchange or refund on any print within 14 days of the original purchase date. Unfortunately, prints returned outside of this time period will not be accepted for refund or exchange, and shipping and handling charges cannot be refunded. The shipping costs associated with returning prints are to be paid at the customer’s expense.