In the 1970s and 1980s, Reed began an avid exploration of printmaking, working with various etching techniques including aquatint and drypoint, as well as
experimenting with lithography. He eventually moved away from the medium as the acid and other toxins required by the art at the time proved to be deleterious
to his health. Other than a handful of commercial lithographs of his work, these are the only Reed pieces of which multiples exist.