Let's celebrate printmaking! Print Day in May 2024

Let's celebrate printmaking! Print Day in May 2024

2024 Mar 18th

Print Day in May is an annual, global celebration of printmaking taking place on the first Saturday in May and is open to all.

Print Day in May 2024 is Saturday, May 4th

Printmakers celebrate Print Day in May in print shops, studios, kitchens, on beaches, and on sidewalks all over the world. For 24 hours, as the day unfolds around the globe, participants in over 80 countries join in this powerful celebration of creativity. By nightfall we share our work on social media and on the PDIM website with thousands of others, creating a community chain around the world.

PDIM2023 The JPP prize winner Anne DeMaria (@boomonster1)

Our sponsorship for Print Day in May

For over forty years, The Japanese Paper Place has been committed to the ideal of encouraging creativity with the finest quality Japanese papers — decorative and natural, sheets and rolls, all made in Japan.

In recent years, the preservation of traditional papermaking has become of increased concern. The influence of large industry, a lack of available labour, and the undeniable impact of the climate crisis have affected traditional papermaking. To raise awareness of these challenges, and to help preserve the papermakers' craft, and way of life, The Japanese Paper Place founder, Nancy Jacobi, has coined the term, Heritage Washi. We use this term to describe those Japanese papers that are still handmade by skilled crafts persons using the earth-friendly techniques and materials of their ancestors. Made without the use of harsh chemicals additives or bleach, the resulting papers papers are very strong, absorbent, sustainable, and archival.

You can help support the papermakers, and the continuation of their craft by using Heritage Washi in your work. You will be doing your work, the papermakers, and the earth a favour.

Heritage washi: the finest quality made with traditional methods.

Participating Print Day in May

Make prints during the day and post your images on Instagram using the tags below in the caption:

Submitting your artwork for The JPP prize

Are you using Japanese Paper during Print Day in May? Submit your artwork for The JPP prize!

Post your artwork image on Instagram, include these additional tags and required information below in the caption:

Only artworks made on/with Japanese paper will qualify for the submission.

All submitted works will be found on "Tagged" page at @thejppofficial. The winner will be announced on the same page and our feed @thejppofficial in the following days.

The JPP Prize

The selected artist will receive $300 worth of Heritage Washi for the best print on Japanese paper. Juried by fine paper specialists at The Japanese Paper Place.

We look forward to seeing your amazing printworks!

Print Day in May 2024

Date & Time: Saturday May 4, 2024 All day
More details: printdayinmay.com