Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

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

Our dedicated etching room is set up for copper plate etching with horizontal ferric chloride baths.

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


Shared Press Access $5 per daily use.

Beginning January 1, 2019 the daily use intaglio shop fee is being waived!

Printmaking members can use the intaglio presses in a community environment with shared press use at no extra cost. Rags, tarlatan, and non-toxic cleaners included.

Members can still reserve private press time at $5/hour if needed.


Scroll down for a list of Intaglio and Relief area assets.


Contact our Printmaking Director for more info.

Area Assets


  • Griffin press, motorized: 32x55 bed, approximate 28x42 max print area.
  • CURRENTLY OUT OF COMMISSION - Griffin press, motorized: 32x62 bed, approximate 30x46 max print area, micro-dial gauges.
  • Praga press, hand operated: 30x54 bed.


  • 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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