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Facilities

Facilities are available in etching/intaglio, relief printing, screenprinting and many other related processes. Studio access is available to all members of the public who have printmaking experience.

Screen Printing Equipment

  • Screen Bed A Natgraph hand operated printing table (vacuum area 80 x 56cm)
  • Screen Bed B Natgraph hand operated printing table (vacuum area 80 x 56cm)
  • Screen Bed C Marler hand operated printing table (vacuum area 104 x 78cm)
  • Screen Bed D Natgraph hand operated printing table (vacuum area 106 x 80cm)
  • Screen Bed E Natgraph hand operated printing table (vacuum area 160 x 105cm)
  • Screen Bed F Natgraph hand operated printing table (vacuum area 106 x 80cm)
  • Portable t shirt/product screen printing bed
  • 6 x A2 portable beds
  • Natgraph Ultra Violet 1.6kw exposure unit
  • Vacuum print down frame ( size 170 x 140cm)
  • Back Lit Wash Out Booth (size 210x155cm
  • ‘Kranzle Quadro 599’ Pressure Washer
  • Drying rack – Large (160h x 175w x 120d)
  • Drying rack – Medium (155h x 90w x 90d)
  • Light Box and Drying Unit (90h x 120w x 170d)
  • PixMax hotpress (40 x 40cm)
  • 30 x screens various sizes to hire

Relief Printing and Letterpress Equipment:

  • Albion Press (1842) Printing press with print area up to 70 x 50cm
  • Gem Roller proofing press – area up to 70 x 50cm
  • Drying rack – Medium (150h x 110w x 100d)
  • Vandercook large format semi-automated relief proofing press (print area 80 x 73cm)
  • Various letterpress type
  • 2 x book presses
  • Marble cantilever drying rack (160 cm)

Etching Equipment:

  • Large format Tofko press with fully adjustable height and pressure (bed size 200 x 120cm)
  • Hunter Penrose Etching press (bed size 70 x 130cm)
  • Shirley Etching press  (bed size 50 x 100cm)
  • Wilfred Kimber Etching press  (bed size 38 x 75cm)
  • 2  x Inking Hot plates (50 x 60cm)
  • 1 ‘Paper soak’ sink unit (94 x 124cm)
  • Metal Guillotine (110cm)
  • Aquatint room with box (90 x 100cm) and heat gun
  • Ferric chloride hard and soft ground baths
  • Safe solvent machine (58 x 88cm)
  • 2 x plate smoking clamps

Dark Room Equipment

  • Parker Graphics vacuum bed (74 x 66cm)
  • Natgraph M1 self contained Exposure Unit (130 x 109cm)

Digital Equipment

  • Imac computer (25″)
  • Ricoh MP C3001 colour photocopier
  • Epson EPL-N2550 A3 laser printer
  • Epson Stylus Photo1500w A3 inkjet colour printer
  • Epson A4 scanner
  • Cricut Explore Air Die Cutter (38cm w)

General

  • Clean area with cutting mats and paper guillotine (150 cm)
  • Various plan chests
  • Kitchen area with kettle, microwave and fridge
  • Library area
  • Designated drawing and cutting tables, with natural light and views over River Avon.