Printmaking Facilities and Equipment



8,100 square feet divided into 5 distinct work areas (plus faculty/grad student studios)

Intaglio/Relief studio

  • Etching Presses
    • 40” x 70” American French Tool Press
    • 33.5” x 60” Takach Etching Press
    • 48” x 96” Takach Etching Press
    • 32” x 48” Connecticut Hydraulic Press (in need of attention)
    • 36” x 60” Charles Brand Etching Press (in need of repair)
    • 20” 26” Lion Reliance Press
  • Drying racks
  • Large glass inking table
  • 44” x 30” Aquatint box
  • 24” x 37” Parts washer
  • Two 27” x 36” Chromalox hot plates
  • 37” Pexto metal plate shear
  • 4’ x 4’ x 4’ Brinks bench style spray booth
  • Two large paper soaking sinks
  • Large paper preparation table
  • Acid Room
    • 2x 30” x 95” Labconco acid hoods
    • 2 Vertical acid tanks (not yet installed)
    • 1 Sink mounted eyewash
    • 1 Ceiling mounted shower wash
    • 1 Ventilated acid cabinet

Lithography studio

(Stone Lithography, Plate Lithography, Photo Lithography)

  • Presses
    • 33” x 57” Takach Lithographic Press
    • 36” x 50” Charles Brand Lithographic Press
    • 30” x 48” Charles Brand Lithographic Press
  • Lithographic Stones
    • 10 Large Stones (approx. 26” x 34”)
    • 28 Medium Size Stones (approx. 18” x 24”)
    • 37 Small Stones (approx. 10” x 12” to 16” x 20”)
  • Other Large Facilities and Equipment
    • Hydraulic lift (30” x 32”)
    • Scissor lift (35” x 20”)
    • 42” x 142” stone graining sink
    • 3 Levigators
    • Drying rack
    • Two 48” x 96” work tables
    • Three 24” x 96” rolling work tables
    • Two Takach aluminum plate backers (30” x 40”)
    • Four inking slabs
    • Stoesser Register Systems punch-hole registration system
    • Paper tearing surface

Serigraphy studio

  • Screen Printing Area:
    • Eight 40” x 72” printing stations each with a pair of hinges for a screen
    • 30” x 40” vacuum table printing station
    • 4 x 10 foot paper tearing station with a self-healing cutting mat surface
    • 3 x 12 foot worktable with a self-healing cutting mat surface
    • 30, 48” x 36” flat-files for student storage
    • Vertical bins for over 50 screens
    • Washout sink with two spray-down faucets and one traditional faucet
    • 7 scoop coaters of various sizes
    • Over 40 shop screens of various sizes and mesh counts
    • Large retractable screen installed for slide lectures and visiting artist talks
    • Epson digital projector
    • 30” x 40” light table
    • Drying racks
  • Washout Room
    • 8 x 6 x 3 foot Backlit Washout Booth
    • Emulsion Eliminator 3 High Pressure Washer
  • Exposure Room
    • UV Safe Lights
    • Nu-Arc MSP 3650 Exposure Unit with vacuum and 56”x42” exposure surface
  • Papermaking equipment

Darkroom

  • UV Safe Lights
  • 30 Vertical Bins for screen storage
  • 12” x 48” box for lithography Photo Plates
  • 12” x 96” table for coating screens

Computer lab

  • Four Apple computers
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, etc. at all stations
  • Xante PlateMaker4 printer (11x17" output, running Adobe PostScript 3)
  • HP LaserJet 4050N BW printer (8.5 x 14" maximum output)
  • Epson Stylus Pro7600 inkjet 24" printer
  • Two photo scanners
  • Hard-wired Ethernet connections

Shared use space

  • Three work tables (48” x 96”)
  • Critique wall

Access to letterpress and book arts studio (via Design Department)


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