Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

Intaglio (Etching) and Relief

Step into our main printmaking haven and unleash your artistic vision using one of the hand-operated or motorized intaglio presses. This heavy-duty equipment offers a canvas for various styles like woodcut, linocut, engraving, etching (copperplate), Solarplate™, drypoint, monoprint, and collagraph. Our specialized etching room, complete with horizontal ferric chloride baths and a “shaker” rosin aquatint box, is for artists seeking the beauty of copperplate etching. No matter which tool you use, artists must bring their ink and paper to get the desired results. 

Please note that Art Gym is not equipped with nitric acid for etching zinc plates. 

And, with safety as a main priority, members are not permitted to bring acids, mordants, or corrosives.  

Contact our Printmaking Director for more info.

Area Assets


  • Griffin press, motorized: 32 x 62 bed, approximate 28 x 46 print area. Micro-dial pressure gauges
  • Griffin press, motorized: 32 x 55 bed, approximate 28 x 42 print area
  • Praga press, hand operated: 30 x 54 bed, approximmate 26 x 42 print area. Simplified pressure gauges
  • Conrad E-24 press, hand operated: 24 x 48 bed, approximmate 20 x 38 print area. Micro-dial pressure gauges


  • Various small rollers
  • Large, rubber inking rollers of various widths and circumferences


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

Shop Assets

  • Large, shared space drying racks
  • Seal Masterpiece 500T-X Dry Mounting/Laminating Press, 34 x 26 inches
  • Ideal 1071 Kutrimmer Paper Shear, 28.5 inch max cut
  • Bookbinder’s Nipping Press