Print Studio

Our 8,000 square foot Print Studio includes equipment to facilitate a variety of traditional and contemporary print processes including: Intaglio, Relief, Lithography, Screen printing, Letterpress, Black & White Photography and Alternative Photographic Processes.

EQUIPMENT LIST (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 Presses (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”
  • Maxiumum 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”)
  • Boxcar Printing base (12 x 16″, non-magnetic)

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”)
  • Boxcar Printing base (12 x 16″, non-magnetic)

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 (note: printing with a screen larger than 30 x 40 inches should be discussed with the Print Studio Manager)

Cincinnati Silkscreen vacuum table with arm (manual printing):

  • Vacuum area 27 x 43”
  • Maximum screen size 42 x 64” (note: printing with a screen larger than 30 x 40 inches should be discussed with the Print Studio Manager)

 

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: A2 (16.53″ x 23.39″)

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