Studio Facilities

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.

  • Etching


    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

  • Lithography


    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, 70 x 96cm and 81 x 108
    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

  • Screenprinting


    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

    Relief Printing

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

  • Darkroom


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

  • Digital


    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.