"We are Printed By us. We run screen printing workshops for homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield who want to learn new skills and move forward towards employment. We create artwork in collaboration with some of Sheffield's finest designers.
We print artwork. We sell prints. We run more workshops."
Idea to reality
I then spent the next few months making the idea happen – co-creating the the Printed By us brand with Archer Project service users, creating a website, finding artists, sourcing a printing workshop, purchasing quality card, inks, envelopes – all the fine details.
Then in October, we ran the first screen printing workshop which was huge success.
It was surreal to see everything come together on the day. David from Sheffield Print Club was an excellent teacher and Hugo, Danielle and James picked up the printing technique really quickly – producing some excellent quality prints. More importantly, they really enjoyed themselves and worked pulled together like a team.