Print Studio & Silk Screen Studio

Student using silkscreen press

Location: Print Studio L804, Silk Screen Studio W844

The Print Studio (L804) is a spacious studio in which all levels of printmaking are held. Students can work on a range of techniques including relief printing, intaglio, and lithography. The Silk Screen Studio (W844) is a smaller space where screens are prepared, exposed, and printed.

The Print Studio is equipped with intaglio, lithography, and relief printing equipment, including a Takach combination etching litho press, a Charles Brand press, an American French press, and two small book presses. An adjoining “acid room” has a large sink for graining litho stones, spray booth for acrylic paint aquatint, an area for preparing plates with hardground, and an etching sink enclosed by a fume hood.

L804 is also equipped with an iMac, Epson V750 pro scanner, and Epson photo stylus R2000 printer.

The Silk Screen Studio uses entirely water-based inks and environmentally safe chemicals, and is equipped with a washout sink and pressure washer, and vacuum exposure unit with digital timer. Three printing stations are also available which students may reserve for 2.5 hour blocks of time by using the sign-up sheet posted at the door.

After receiving the necessary training, students enrolled in a Printmaking class, as well as Advanced and Senior students working with printmaking processes, are given 24-hour access to the studios. Equipment necessary for completing assignments, including silk screens, etching tools, and relief carving tools, can be signed out from W838. For details on the rental fee and agreement, see Art Tools Rental Fee.

Who can use the space

Advanced and senior students working with printmaking processes.

Technical Specifications

  • Intaglio, lithography & relief printing equipment
  • Takach combination etching litho press
  • Charles Brand press
  • American French Press
  • 2 - book presses (small)
  • Acid Room
  • iMac
  • Epson V750 pro scanner
  • Epson photo stylus R2000 printer