Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

Intaglio (Etching) & Relief

The main printmaking studio has multiple intaglio presses, both hand operated and motorized. We welcome many styles of printmaking: woodcut, linocut, engraving, etching (copperplate), Solarplate™, drypoint, monoprint, and collagraph.

Our dedicated etching room is set up for copper plate etching only, with horizontal ferric chloride baths, and a “shaker” rosin aquatint box. Art Gym is not set up with nitric acid to etch zinc plates.

Members are not permitted to bring their own acids, mordants or corrosives to use in our studio.

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


Full access hours are Monday-Thursday, 9AM-8PM, Friday 9AM-6PM and Saturday-Sunday, 12-8PM
Student: $80/month for one year (Eligible for current students or recent graduates of two years)

Part-time access hours are Friday, 2-6PM or any one weeknight from 4-8PM and Saturday-Sunday, 12-8PM

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 rack
  • 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
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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-7pm, Friday 10AM-4PM and Saturday-Sunday 1-6pm. Please tell us your preferred day and time in the comment box.

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