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.

Members are responsible for providing all their own ink and paper.


Press Reservation

Community Work Tables

Scroll down for a list of intaglio/relief area assets.

Contact our Printmaking Director for more info.

Area Assets


  • Griffin press, motorized: 32 x 55 bed, approximate 28 x 42 maximum print area
  • Praga press, hand operated: 30 x 54 bed, approximmate 28 x 42 maximum print area
  • CURRENTLY OUT OF COMMISSION - Griffin press, motorized: 32 x 62 bed, approximate 30 x 46 maximum print area, micro-dial gauges


  • Various small brayers.
  • Large, rubber composition rollers of various widths and circumference


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

Drying Rack

  • Large, shared space drying rack
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