MarcoLooks Print Swap

Welcome to the home of the MarcoLooks Print Swap

In the past, I've taken part and been invited to many printmaking exchanges, but never for illustrators and artist who might work digitally or with pen/brush and ink ...well, no more! Let's exchange some of our prints and share our work amongst the community of incredible indie artists...


This is how it's going work:


WHAT: The Print Swap is open to all artists. The only caveat is you must be selling your work somewhere online, either Etsy, Folksy, your own website etc.

ACCEPTED MEDIAArt print. Any paper is fine*. There is no theme. Your name and social media handle should be on the back of each print, so your recipient will know where to find you.

PAPER: A5 (210 x 148 mm). Printed image size is up to you. You must provide identical prints. If you want to submit part of a limited edition, that's completely up to you.

THE SWAP: There are two options. You can choose between a portfolio of 5 or 10 randomly selected prints to be mailed to each participant at the end of Summer 2021 (exact dates TBA). MarcoLooks will keep 1 print from each participant submitted to the print swap for exhibition and promotional purposes. Participants will be notified when all print swaps have been shipped.

PARTICIPATION FEE: £6 to receive 5 prints, or £11 to receive 10 prints, to be paid here.

International: Prints and all participation fees must be received by WEDNESDAY 30th JUNE 2021
UK: Prints and all participation fees must be received by FRIDAY 16th JULY 2021

EXHIBITIONS: All submitted prints will be exhibited, in the autumn:
• SEPTEMBER: The Courthouse at Rural Arts, in Thirsk, Yorkshire.
• 20th - 26th OCTOBER: Drawsome X York Design Week, at Spark, York

Additional venues and exhibitions may be added along the way... watch this space!

REPRODUCTION: All participating prints will be put in a web gallery and may be reproduced digitally to promote additional exhibitions or future exchanges. Proper credit will be given to the artist upon reproduction; no monetary value will be associated with reproduction.

​IMPORTANT: All prints must conform to the guidelines. Any prints that do not fit the guidelines will be returned to the artist. *£6 GBP Participation Fee is not refundable.

SHIPPING: Your complete edition of prints should be posted in a hard backed envelope. Prints should be mailed to the address (below), along with your order number and legible entry form (below). Prints will not be accepted without £6 or £11 payment.
International: Payment due no later than WEDNESDAY 30th JUNE 2021
UK: Payment due no later than FRIDAY 16th JULY 2021

SOCIAL MEDIA: As prints arrive, I’ll be uploading images to the MarcoLooks Instagram showcasing the variety of work and artists joining the print swap. Follow the exchange on social media: Instagram @Marcolooks. Social media savvy? Hashtag your works-in-progress or completed works using the hashtag #MarcoLooksPrintSwap.
Sign up here...
Please complete this: PARTICIPATION FORM
and send it along with your prints.
Please send your amazing Print Swaps to:

Blake House
18 Blake Street


• Can I submit six different prints, or are they all the same?
Please submit six identical prints.
• Do the prints have to be sent separately in cello wraps?
This is completely up to you. If you would be prefer them to be wrapped, that's fine. However, there's no need to include a backing board, as the prints will be sturdy enough when they are sent to everyone taking part.
• Should I include a business card for each print?
Again, this is up to you. You need to add your name and instagram profile to the back of each print, so the person who receives your work will no where to find you, so don't feel you need to add a business card.
• Why can't students or hobbyists take part?
To keep the calibre fair and equal across the print swap, it's important that the prints you will be receiving, would be something someone is willing to pay for. Therefore the value of work we're sharing is equal to counterparts received.
• Is the Swap open to artists across the world?
Yes. The more the merrier!
• I'm a printmaker, can I take part?
Absolutely. However, it is not necessary to submit your hand printed prints, your chosen print, digitally printed is perfectly acceptable for this print exchange.
• *Do I have to submit giclee prints?
Only if you wish to. The only requirement for the type of paper you submit your work on, is that it's the same paper you sell your work. We ask that the quality is something you would be happy for your customers to buy from you... i.e. please don't send work printed onto 70gsm printer paper :)
• Do I have to submit a brand new, never before seen print, or can I submit 6 prints that are already for sale in my shop?
It's completely up to you. There's no requirement to submit brand new prints. It might be a good time for you to help free up some stock space with prints that you may have in your catalogue. Do whatever is right for your business.
• I need help!
Please email me at hello@marcolooks, I'll do my best to help you :)

By taking part in the print swap, you agree to be added to a central email database, so that I can keep you up to date with latest news and updates about the MarcoLooks Print Swap