2010 – Current
Benchpress is an independent printing press based in Perth, Western Australia. Offering printing and publishing services through the use of a Risograph MZ 790U, the press is able to assist in the production of art prints, books, catalogues, zines, posters, flyers, invitations, stationery, business cards, and CD/ DVD/ cassette covers amongst other things.
With the cost of duplicating an original via a Risograph stencil printer being typically more economical than that of a conventional photocopier, laser printer, or inkjet printer; the printing press is able to provide a more flexible, affordable, and environmentally-friendly alternative to commercial printing and publishing for small-scale jobs.
First established in April 2010 by Dan Bourke and Clare Wohlnick, Benchpress has worked with a variety of clients and on a number of projects including the likes of Avant-Garden, Eggs Press, Fremantle Arts Centre, Galleria, Good Company, Human Xerox, Matthew Hunt, Katie Lenanton, Love Is My Velocity, Liang Luscombe, OK Gallery, Plan A, Poetry Club, Charlie Sofo, Taco Leg, and The Weather Ring.