Welcome to topcoatED by Breathing Color, the blog about all things printmaking.  This is where we share the tips, tricks, and techniques we’ve picked up in our pursuit of elevating fine art reproduction.

Our Editorial Board:


Justin Bodin

Justin has been printing for over 10 years. He claims the prestigious honor of being editor and chief of the blog, host of the #AskBC podcast, and a general all around gentleman of leisure.

Renee Besta

Renée is a fine art photographer and printer, digital imaging and graphics instructor, and exhibit producer who resides on the scenic California Central Coast.

Michael Gilbert

Micheal Gilbert is a frequent speaker at many Universities, Professional Photographers of America conventions, WPPI events and International exhibits.

Nick Friend

Nick has been in the printing industry for over 15 years. During the day he runs Breathing Color as its CEO. During the night… he is blogging here and spending time with his wife and kids.

David Ulrich

He is an active photographer , writer, and teacher whose work has been published in numerous books and journals including Aperture, Parabola, MANOA, and Sierra Club publications.

Kevin O’Connor

Kevin O’Connor helps design and test software, is a graphic designer and photographer for multiple clients and companies, and fixes people’s (and companies’) color


What are people saying about Breathing Color?


Printing the first of three portfolios. @BreathingColor1 the #vibrancerag looks great! pic.twitter.com/1JwSMJ26SU

— Travis Zielinski (@ZielinskiPhoto)


Thanks guys! @BreathingColor1 We’re printing canvas reproductions right now using Breathing Color Timeless varnish. The colors pop!

— Julie Roth (@jrothillustrate)


@breathingcolor1 first print on BC Vibrance Metallic paper – Wow!

— Martin Renters (@MartinRenters)


Varnish party with @BreathingColor1 Timeless! Great stuff! #photo #inkjet #fineart http://t.co/k5Pl6SnYxV

— Michael Mayer (@studiomayer) 


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