Lithography

Lithography

Art Gym’s printmaking studio is currently the only shop in Denver, outside of a university, set up for lithography. We have three different style lithography presses to accommodate aluminum plate, photo plate, and stone lithography. Printmakers must demonstrate prior training in stone lithography to use stones.

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

Utilize our Digital Lab’s large format Epson printer with our 24” in-house film to generate your own positives for photo litho.

Pricing

Stone/Plate Preparation & Press Reservation
$3/hr

Community Work Tables
$1.50/hr

Scroll down for a list of lithography area assets.

Contact our Printmaking Director for more info.

Area Assets

Presses

  • Griffin Press, motorized: 36 x 60 bed. For plate litho only
  • Griffin press, hand operated: 32 x 57 bed
  • Fuchs & Lang, hand operated: 24 x 42 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

Rollers

  • 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

Drying Rack

  • Large, shared space drying rack in close proximity to hing clamp tables
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