Screen Print

Screen Print

Art Gym’s screen print area is for flat stock, fine art printing. Art Gym is not an apparel printing studio; we do not facilitate the printing of t-shirts, tote bags, etc. Only water soluble, acrylic based ink can be used in our studio. Absolutely no plastisol ink allowed.

Screen printers have access to a dedicated, light-safe room suited for all screen preparation needs. Coat, expose, washout, reclaim, dry and store your screens all in one convenient room.

The main print studio has four hinge clamp stations fastened to large, mobile tables able to accommodate screens up to 31×40 inches. (This offering is currently reduced to two hinge clamp stations to follow social distancing guidelines in the workspace.)

Members are responsible for providing all their own ink and paper. Materials provided by Art Gym: screens, emulsion, stencil remover, degreaser, dedicated scrubbing pads for washing out and reclaiming, rags.

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


Screen Preparation & Printing Station

Community Work Tables

Scroll down for a list of screen print area assets.

Contact our Printmaking Director for more info.

Area Assets


  • Aluminum screens, reservable by the day, each measuring 23 x 31 inches. Three different mesh counts available: 156, 200, 305
  • Shelving units for members to store a few of their own screens if needed. Storage space is limited and not guaranteed

Exposure Unit

  • NuArc MSP 3140. Can expose screens as large as 31 x 40 inches


  • Ranar Econo XL washout booth with dual water sources: garden hose for screen prep and pressure washer for reclaiming


  • No outside emulsion is allowed. Art Gym provides IMS902 Purecoat Optima Emulsion: a diazo-photopolymer emulsion designed to exhibit excellent resolution while having outstanding resistance. It is blue in color for easy registration viewing and exhibits very fast exposure speed
  • 18 inch wide dual-edge emulsion scoop coater
  • CCI ER35 stencil remover is low odor, safe on all types of mesh, non-hazardous, biodegradable and drain safe. Respirators are recommended and are the responsibility of the member/artist


  • Multiple squeegees of various widths, all 70 durometer

Drying Rack

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