Studio – Facilities


Facilities for zinc, copper and steel, etching;photo etching and monotype.

1x Nuttall “Irish” etching press 42″ x 72″

1 x Rochat etching press 32″ x 54″

1 x Rochat etching press 26” x 48”

1 x Inverleith etching press 21” x 36” (also suitable for relief printing, collagraph)

1 x Parker flip top platemaker

1 x hotplate,1 x guillotine, 1 x A0  lightbox, rollers

Fully ventilated acid room:1 x large acid bath (plate size up to 40” x 60”), 1 x small bath,1 x large washout sink with 2 Ferric dip tanks (A1 and A3), 1 x large vertical degreasing sink

Aquatint room – 1 x large booth and 1 x small booth, area for smoking plates

Paper soaking room

Portable drying system as well as blotters

Separate ventilated room for using solvents

Separate clean area for prep work, tearing down, signing and storage.

Facilities for wood and lino cutting

1 x Albion 19”x14” relief press

1 x Inverleith etching press 20” x 32” (also suitable for collagraph)

Facilities for autographic, photographic and mono screenprinting.

2 x vacuum tables 145 x 210 with squeegee pull arm

2 x vacuum tables 112 x 168 with squeegee pull arm

1 x 7mx2m hand print textile table

1 x Integrated exposure unit to accommodate screens up to 81” x 50”

4 x print drying racks

1 x large A0  lightbox

Variety of screens suitable for both fine art and textile printing, troughs, squeegees

1 x Washout room with 1 x large, 1 x small washout bay + 2 power washers

1 x Screen coating/drying/store room

1 x Offset press

1 x Parker flip top platemaker

2 x 8×5 Adana letterpresses

2 x 8×5 Adana letterpresses coming soon

Large selection of spacers, wooden blocks and metal type

2 x 21.5″ Intel iMacs with CS5 standard

These facilities are available for studio members who have experience of digital processes. We offer training for members and non-members who’d like to learn to use Adobe CS5. Please see our courses.

1 x Epson Stylus Pro 11800 large format (64″) Printer

An exhibition quality large format digital printing service is available using the latest Epson pigment inks and a variety of fine art papers and film for photo screenprint, photo etching, photo litho. Please contact the Studio Manager for rates.

Professional print production rates are individually costed. Please contact the Studio Manager for details.

We stock a good range of papers, inks, mediums, emulsion, tools and other materials. Please contact us for a materials pricelist.

Plan chest drawers throughout the studio, lockers and screen storage.

A communal/kitchen area with small fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle etc – we also want to build up a reference library (in the communal area) of print-related and other interesting publications and books for all to use.