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Weproductions publications are a paradigm of a generation of artists' books characterised by unlimited editions, paperback format and offset printing.

Produced by Helen Douglas and Telfer Stokes, the publications demonstrate an exploration of book form to structure visual narrative.

The imprint Weproductions was established by Telfer Stokes in 1971 and joined by Helen Douglas in 1974. In 1976 it moved from London to Deuchar Mill, Scotland, where a printing press was set up in 1979.

After two decades of in-house printing and working with small presses in the States, the late '90s and 2000s brought about new changes: returning to the use of commercial offset printers for larger multiple editions and the introduction of small hand printed digital editions. In 2004 the 30 year Weproductions partnership between Douglas and Stokes ended: Douglas continues to make and publish from Deuchar Mill. In 2013 her e-scroll The Pond at Deuchar was published by Tate, and in 2018, drawing on archival material she organised and curated the retrospective exhibition Weproductions, at Printed Matter Inc, NY.