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Upcoming shows, workshops, exhibits and more.

Come see Open Press in it's new location in Sterling, CO.
Call Mark at 303-778-1116 to set up your appointment or to work in the studio.

Mark Lunning, founder of Open Press

The new location for Open Press is 504 N. 3rd St. Sterling, CO 80751

Workshops at Open Press include techniques in monotype, polymer plates(solar plates) and now zinc.

2019 Open Press Workshops Schedule, May through July
Join us for our Saturday Series Workshops. All workshops are on Saturdays 10:00am to 4:30pm. All workshops limited to 6 participants. All materials supplied. These workshops are not sequential. Email us to register at

Monotype Workshops

May 11th-Viscosity roll Monotypes
June 1st-Monotype with Chine Colle
July 13th-Layering, Multiple plate Monotypes
(Cost is $100 per workshop)

Solar Plate Workshops

May 25th-Intro to Solar plates, working directly on the plate and working on frosted glass to make a plate.
June-22nd-Intro to Solar plates using films made by the computer and the copy machine.
(Cost is $110 per workshop)

Zinc Plate Etching Workshop

July 27th-Intro to Zinc Plate Etching
(Cost is $110 per workshop)

*Each workshop begins with a demo and includes discussion of materials and techniques. Open Press provides ink, paper, mineral spirits, newsprint, paper towels and relevant tools.

Services & Facility

Open Press is equipped with everything the artist needs to create original fine art prints.
For over 20 years, owner Mark Lunning has worked with hundreds of artists from across the country. The 2,000 sq. ft. facility allows complete flexibility to produce original prints in various media, working on their own or with a master printer.

  • Intaglio: Etching, dry point, acid etch, aquatint, mezzotint, engraving, collagraph, and solarplate
  • Relief Printing: Woodcut & Linoleum Cut
  • Monotype: Ink transferred to paper with no matrix involved
  • Silkscreen & Serigraphy: Stencil process-various types
Open Press is equipped with:
  • Acid room
  • 3 48x96 glass surface inking tables
  • A 30x50 glass surface inking table
  • 40x60 paper sink
  • Two UV exposure units with timer
  • Three 40x52 drying racks
  • One 32x40 drying rack
  • Light table
  • Xerox
  • Work tables
  • Benches
  • Paper files
  • Print files
  • A variety of rollers from large to small
  • Extensive inventory of inks, tools, plates & films

  • Special services to suit individual client needs:
  • Printing assistance from Master Printer Mark A. Lunning
  • Workshops
  • Edition production
  • Framing
  • Book & portfolio binding
  • Silk Screen & Solar Plate preparation
  • Special order: inks, paper, plates, screens & tools
  • Assistance with special projects is available by request. Open Press is dedicated to helping artists create fine art prints. Open Press exists to help the artist realize their unique vision by any means possible. We regularly pull editions for artists and fees are negotiable.
Pricing Information
Open Press provides access to the facility by day rentals, or via memberships. Membership fees are $200 for 20 shop hours. Schedule time with Mark to reserve a press and a 4 x 8 foot table, basic supplies and tools. Bring your own paper, inks and plates.

Open Press is a studio facility that accommodates both professional and apprentice artists. The artist can utilize the facility with or without the assistance of master printer Mark Lunning and his printmaking assistants if so desired. Open Press is capable of printing editions of etchings, photo etchings, wood cuts and silk screens.

  • Full day of studio time w/master printer Mark Lunning - $350 (base price depending on supplies needed)
  • Half day of studio time w/master printer Mark Lunning - $60/hour (3 hour min)
  • Full day without assistance - $150
  • Half day without assistance - $100
A full day is eight hours, beginning and ending at the artist's request. If the artist chooses to continue to print at the end of the session, they will be charged accordingly. Artists can also arrange to have assistance for special projects with Mark Lunning's printmaking assistants. Fees are negotiable.


Various artwork from clients, my current work, as well artwork that will be showcased at Open Press.

Mark A. Lunning Artwork

I invite you to visit where I will showcase my artwork, as well as events, exhibits and galleries I am in. The print shown is titled "Fragments of Entropy" (Image size 18" x 24"; Etching with chine colle and watercolor).

Sculpture & Artwork

Recent photos of my sculptural work along with prints.

Location, Hours & Contact Information

504 N. 3rd St. Sterling, CO 80751:: View Google Map
Phone: 303-778-1116
Studio Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (by appointment only)
Gallery Hours: Saturday: 12pm to 5pm (by appointment only)