Edinburgh Printmakers is currently closed while we relocate to a new larger studio, Castle Mills in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.  Opening in Spring 2019, the new studio will feature enhanced printmaking facilities, more space, new presses and processes including laser cutting. 

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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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, 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

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

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.