Art Gym’s printmaking studio is set up with two different style lithographic presses. A large motorized press for plates and a hand press for traditional stones. Printmakers must demonstrate prior training in stone lithography to work with stones.

Materials provided by Art Gym: basic lithographic chemistry (nitric and phosphoric acid), solvents (lithotine), asphaltum, gum arabic, carborundum, rollers, Shop Mix black ink, cleaners and rags. Members are encouraged to utilize our Digital Lab’s large format Epson printer with our 24” in-house film to generate your own positives for photo lithography.

Members are responsible for providing all their own ink and paper, as well as ball-grained aluminum or photo plates.


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: 36 x 60 bed. For plate litho only
  • Griffin press, hand operated: 32 x 57 bed

Lithographic Stones

  • Small and medium stones of various sizes, ranging from 10 x 12 up to 22 x 28
  • 5 levels of carborundum grit
  • Steel levigators


  • Large, rubber composition rollers of various widths and circumference
  • Leather inking roller (black ink only)

Photo Plate Preparation & Processing

  • Overhead exposure unit with vacuum. Expose photo plates as large as 28 x 38
  • Positive working photo plate developer + large developing trays

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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