Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

The main printmaking studio has three intaglio presses. We welcome all styles of printmaking: woodcut, linocut, engraving, etching, Solarplate™, drypoint, monoprint, collagraph, mezzotint, and aquatint.

Printmakers have access to a dedicated etching room set up for copper plate etching with horizontal ferric chloride baths.

Art Gym is not set up with nitric acid for etching zinc plates.

Pricing

Shared Press Access $5 per daily use.
Printmaking members can use our intaglio presses in a community environment with shared press use. Rags, tarlatan, and non-toxic cleaners included.

 

 

Do you need private access to an intaglio press to print an edition? We can accommodate you. Contact our printmaking director for details and rates.

Contact our printmaking director for more info.

Area Assets

Presses

  • Griffin press, motorized: 32x55 bed, approximate 28x42 max print area.
  • Griffin press, motorized: 32x62 bed, approximate 30x46 max print area, micro-dial gauges.
  • Praga press, hand operated: 30x54 bed.
  • Miles Nervine Proofing Press.

Materials

  • Tarlatan.
  • Rags. (recycled cotton t-shirts)
  • Non-toxic cleaners.
  • Paper soaking trays.
  • Various felt blankets.

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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SCHEDULE A TOUR

Art Gym is best experienced in person. Fill out the form to schedule a tour and see for yourself! Tours are offered Monday – Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-6pm. Please tell us your preferred day and time in comment box.

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