Print Studio

The Print Studio (8,000 sq. ft.) includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and contemporary print processes including: Intaglio, Relief, Lithography, Screen print, Letterpress, Black & White Photography and Alternative Photographic Processes. In addition to the Digital Arts Lab, the Print Studio houses these spaces: Workshop, Photo Darkroom, Acid Room, Exposure Room, Screen printing, Lithography, Multi-use/Shared Presses, Editioning Room, Letterpress, Paper Preparation/Print Dryers, and Kitchen.

EQUIPMENT LISTS (major items only)
Presses:
American French Tool Etching Presses (3)
*Press bed sizes: 48 x 78″, 40 x 70″, 40 x 70″
*Approximate maximum printable areas: 44 x 66″, 36 x 58″, 36 x 58″

Charles Brand Etching Press (2)
*Press bed sizes: 32 x 52″, 30 x 50″
*Approximate maximum printable areas: 28 x 40″, 26 x 36″

Griffin Etching Press
*Press bed size: 21.75 x 40″
*Approximate maximum printable area: 17.75 x 28″

Takach Motor Driven Lithography Press
*Press bed size: 33 x 56.5″
*Metal printing base for plate lithography: 32 x 51″

Griffin Lithography Press
*Press bed size: 26.5 x 45.5″

Vandercook SP-15 Letterpress
*Maximum form size: 14 x 18”
*Maximum printable area: 12 x 15”
*Maximum sheet size: 14.75 x 20”
*Magnetic Printing bases (Patmag base: 12 x 16”, Bunting base: 8.5 x 11.25”)

Vandercook SP-20 Letterpress
*Maximum form size: 19 x 26”
*Maximum printable area: 17 x 22”
*Maximum sheet size: 19.5 x 28”
*Magnetic Printing bases (Patmag base: 12 x 16”, Bunting base: 8.5 x 11.25”)

Silkscreen vacuum table with arm (manual printing):
*Vacuum area 36 x 48”
*Maximum screen size 50 x 72” (or 48 x 60” if using the vacuum area)

Cincinnati Silkscreen vacuum table with arm (manual printing):
*Vacuum area 27 x 43”
*Maximum screen size 42 x 64”

Other:
Amergraph Advantage 150 Silkscreen exposure unit
*Maximum outside dimensions of silkscreen: 30″ x 40″

Anderson Vreeland Orbital VIII Photo-Polymer Platemaker
*Maximum plate size: A4 (8.3″ x 11.7″)

NuArc FT26MH flip-top vacuum exposure unit (photo-intaglio & alternative photo processes)
*Maximum plate / paper size: 18″ x 24″ or 20″ x 22″

For further information about studio equipment, processes and capabilities, please inquire with the Print Studio Manager, nick@kala.org.