Tender Hands Press

is creating community based riso studio publishing DIY art

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📕Press Print!

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+ Our eternal gratitude
+ A hand drawn/one of a kind thank you postcard

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+  Biannual one-Sheet Wonder Project submissions
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📘Drum Roll Please

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+ Quarterly Limited edition riso print + badge
+ 10% off online shop and workshop tickets
+ Welcome pack containing guides on zine making, binding techniques and riso printing.
+ A hand drawn/one of a kind thank you post card
+ Our eternal gratitude




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About Tender Hands Press

A brief history:
I started
Tender Hands in 2017 from my tiny bedroom with the aim to print and distribute small risograph printed matter by marginalised practitioners. This started by me purchasing an old risograph printer from ebay, which I learnt to fix and work over the course of two years. The aim for the press has always been to make printing creative content more accessible, affordable and to also help diversify and strengthen DIY communities. 

Where the press is now: 
Tender Hands is now a community and education focused risograph press -residing all the way in Glasgow, Scotland and has been homed at Glasgow Zine Library. The past year has been incredibly amazing and equally difficult due to the press being completely unfunded. However, existing in a physical space has been absolutely magical - from providing skill-sharing workshops, inductions, to being able to print and distribute printed matter created by our local creation community in Govanhill. With immense thanks to you, we have been able to purchase and repair equipment in the studio, which is now utilised by all of the members of our community.

TH is now moving into a new space - artist and youth led space, Rumpus Room in September 2020!

How does patreon help:
Patreon is currently our only source of funding!
All funds are used to purchase:
Riso master rolls
Riso inks
Riso friendly paper
Website costs
Servicing and repairs
Second hand binding equipment

We are in the process of expanding the range of our equipment which will entails saving up for months for riso drums and collator. We have also started a monthly initiative of printing zines free of charge for creatives who don't have access to any facilities. All funds from patreon create a very small sustaining circle for the press to keep it running!

Who runs it:

The press is also only run by one person, who is not paid for their time or labour. I would love to be in a position where I can allocate more time towards the press and eventually have another member on the team to help.

Thank you immensely for all your love and support. You can find us on instagram and twitter and email us at [email protected] for more info.

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On reaching this goal, we will be setting up a monthly newsletter all about the progress, our favourite zines, info on: how to price your work, zine fests, events, creator of the month and much more!
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