Screen Print

Art Gym’s screen print area is for flat stock, fine art printing. Art Gym is not an apparel printing studio. Acrylic based ink only — no plastisol ink allowed.

Screen printers have access to a dedicated, light-safe room suited for all screen preparation needs. Coat, expose, washout, reclaim, dry and store your screens all in one convenient room.

The main print studio has four hinge clamp stations fastened to large, mobile tables able to accommodate screens up to 31×40 inches.

Members are responsible for providing all their own ink and paper. Materials provided by Art Gym: emulsion, stencil remover, degreaser, dedicated scrubbing pads for washing out and reclaiming, rags.

Pricing

Screen Reservation$1 per day.
Don’t own your own screen? No problem! Members can use ours and reserve them for only $1 per day. Screens must remain onsite.

Screen Preparation$3 per screen.
Whether you reserve and use one of our screens or you bring your own, every screen costs only $3 to prepare using our in-house emulsion. No outside emulsion is allowed.

 

Scroll down for a list of screen print area assets.

 

Contact our printmaking director for more info.

Area Assets

Screens

  • 20 aluminum screens, reservable by the day, each measuring 23x31 inches. Three different mesh counts available: 160, 200, 305.
  • Shelving units for members to store a few of their own screens if needed. Storage space is limited and not guaranteed.

Exposure Unit

  • NuArc MSP 3140. Can expose screens as large as 31x40 inches.

Washout

  • Ranar Econo XL washout booth with dual water sources: garden hose for screen prep and pressure washer for reclaiming.

Emulsion

  • IMS902 Purecoat Optima Emulsion is a diazo-photopolymer emulsion designed to exhibit excellent resolution while having outstanding resistance. It is blue in color for easy registration viewing and exhibits very fast exposure speed.
  • 18 inch wide dual-edge emulsion scoop coater.
  • CCI ER35 stencil remover is low odor, safe on all types of mesh, non-hazardous, biodegradable and drain safe. Respirators are recommended and are the responsibility of the member/artist.

Squeegees

  • Multiple squeegees all 70 durometer: 7, 11 and 15 inches wide.

Drying Rack

  • Large, shared space drying rack in close proximity to hing clamp tables.
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