About Imschoot, uitgevers

Imschoot, Uitgevers earned itself an international reputation for unique, out-of-the-ordinary artists' books in limited editions. Artists publishing with Imschoot usually got free rein to design books about their work. After the single-minded master typographer, Jozef Imschoot, started his small independent business in Ghent in 1938, the Imschoot tradition expanded substantially in subsequent generations, acquiring many new branches in the process. Imschoot used the brand-new techniques of its day, but also some time-honoured ones that were already a century old. More than just a typical printing-office, Imschoot Uitgevers stood for a publishing house specializing in artist books. Dirk Imschoot prefers to call it a creative cell. "A printing office is a factory making products", he says. "But production should be as creative as possible. This becomes possible thanks to a combination of craftsmanship with industry, and experience with playfulness."

Today the printing business has stopped all activities. However, most of the unique works of Imschoot, Uitgevers are still available, though sometimes in very limited editions.