Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

The main printmaking studio has three intaglio presses, (and yes, you can use these same presses to print your relief prints!). We welcome all styles of printmaking: woodcut, linocut, etching, Solarplate™, drypoint, monoprint, collagraph, mezzotint, aquatint, etc.

Printmakers have access to a dedicated etching room set up for copper plate etching with horizontal ferric chloride baths. Use our in-house hard ground or bring your own. (Sorry, no nitric acid for zinc plates).

Pricing

Shop Fee with Shared Press Use $5 full-day session.
With this option, you can print for 15 hours (9am-midnight), with shared press use!

Private Press Reservation$5/hour.
Need to edition and don’t want to share a press? Reserve any of our three presses for private use and have it all to yourself!

Contact our printmaking director for more info.

Area Assets

Presses

  • Griffin press, motorized:  32×55 bed, 28×42 max print area.
  • Griffin press, motorized:  32×62 bed, 30×46 max print area, micro-dial gauges.
  • Praga press, hand operated: 30×54 bed.

Tarlatan & Rags & Cleaners

We stock them for you. No need to bring your own! Our cleaners are non-toxic (we do have some solvents if you absolutely need them).

Rollers & Brayers

We have tons of brayers and 10 rubber composition rollers of various sizes and roll out lengths for all your printmaking needs. Chose the size roller that best suits your project.

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