Part of the mission of Zea Mays Printmaking is to research new developments in safer, less-toxic and non-toxic printmaking. Our goal is to find materials and processes that can replace toxic printmaking techniques while maintaining quality. We test products that have gone to market, recipes we were given to explore and techniques we’ve heard about and want to dive into in a deeper way.

The research is conducted by Zea Mays Printmaking interns, under the supervision of Liz Chalfin, the studio’s director.