Facilities for Etching, Screenprinting, Lithography, Relief and Digital printing.

The studio is fully equipped with facilities and expertise in Etching, Screenprinting, Lithography, Relief and Digital printing. The open-plan light and airy studio is an enviting, sociable place to work.

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Copper and zinc Alternative etching  and Acrylic-Resist, Photo Polymer and Toyobo photo etching
1x Motorised Grieg etching press        Bed width 76cm, printable area 70 x 90 cm.
1x Motorised Polymetaal JPVE-80 etching press   Bed width  80 cm, printable area 75 x 115cm
1x Rochat etching presses     Bed width 66 cm, printable area 60 x 76cm.
1 x Electric Hotplate with thermostat 60 x 80cm
Spray compressor and airbrush booth for aquatint
Drying boards
Print rack


Stone and photo- plate lithography with over 100 stones are available for use, largest stone size 66 x 92 cm.
3x Motorised direct-press Bed sizes, Seggie press 70 x 96cm
Takach motorised direct pressand 80 x 120cm
Takach vari-speed motorised direct press, bed size 60 x 120cm
Hydraulic lift trolley for moving stones
Selection of narrow and wide diameter rollers
Leather nap roller
Print rack


Water-based screen inks are used with fine-mesh screens.
4 Vacuum bed presses taking frame size up to 110 x 150 cm.
2 screen drying cabinets
Integrated Natgraph U.V. exposure unit
High pressure screen wash out unit.
4 Print racks

Relief Printing

Polymetal Hydraulic relief platten press, bed size 80 x 100cm
Selection of rollers and brayers, bench hooks
Print rack


Safe light areas for photo-plate processes.
Integrated Natgraph U.V. Exposure unit for plates.
Dedicated press for photopolymer film lamination.


2 24" iMac with Intel processors, 1 Power Mac G4, Adobe CS3
1 Epson 9880, 44”, 110cm large format printer with K3 pigment based Inks
1 Espon Expression 10000 A3 Flat bed scanner. A3 laser and A3 inkjet printer.
Colour and black and white photocopier.