Lithography

Lithography

Art Gym’s printmaking studio is set up with three different style lithography presses to accommodate aluminum plate, photo plate, and stone lithography. 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.

Pricing

FULL ACCESS MEMBERSHIP
Full access hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-8PM and Saturday-Sunday, 12-8PM
$130/month
Student: $80/month for one year (Eligible for current students or recent graduates of two years)

WEEKEND ACCESS MEMBERSHIP
Weekend access hours are Friday, 4-8PM and Saturday-Sunday, 12-8PM
Warrior: $75/month

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

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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