The Printmaking studio is located in a large, well-lit area with panoramic views of Salt Lake City and beyond.
Etching presses and general work area
Intaglio equipment includes an American French Tool Press, 36” x 60” and a Printmaker Company electric press, 42” x 60” (also used for Relief). The ventilated Ferric Chloride booths will accommodate etching baths, 34” x 45” and also features a ventilated plate cleaning area.
The Lithography area has one brand press, 46” x 24”, a Griffin press, 38” x 68”, a large stone grinding sink, a portable pneumatic lift, an aluminum bed for plates (49x36”) and a variety of Litho stones including 1 x (42x32”), 2 x (38x26”), 1 (30x21”), 1 x (28x21”) and other assorted sizes.
Pneumatic horizontal lift screen press
Screenprinting equipment includes a Para-Press pneumatic parallel lift press that accommodates screens up to 64” x 70”, two shop made vacuum presses, 40” x 48” and two shop made vacuum presses 38 x 32”. The washout area accommodates large screens and includes a 1700psi electric high-pressure washer. The darkroom contains a Millington glass vacuum table, 80” x 70”, for exposing plates and screen frames, a drying cabinet and a 1000w metal halide exposing unit. Shop Screen frames include; 1 x (68x60”), 1 x (62x50”), 4 x (46x36”), 4 x (44x32”) and multiple Shop screens (36 x 32"). Students have their own screen at 36 x 32”.
General Printshop equipment also includes: An Epson 9800 printer, brayers, two vent hoods, a vented booth for spray paint or airbrush, cupboards and flat files for storage of student work, 4 drying racks, a range of rollers from 4” to 10” in diameter and an electric kettle. More Printshop images below.
Etching vent hoods & Ferric Chloride
Screen washout booth
Epson 9800 printer