Studio Facilities

Intaglio

  • Facilities for copper and steel. Traditional etching techniques.
  • Takach combi etching/litho motorized press. Bed size: 25 x 48”
  • Rochat etching press. Bed size: 32 x 65”

Relief Printing

  • Albion Press
  • Takach (see above)

Lithography

  • Facilities for stone and photo lithography
  • Takach and Rochat (photo lithography only)

Screenprinting

  • Kippax Printascreen Exposure Unit (Max Frame Size 165 x 139cm)
  • Kippax parallel lift vacuum table (Max Print Size 101 x 76cm)
  • Kippax hinged lift vacuum table (Max Print Size 101 x 76cm)

Digital Imaging

Our recently refurbished digital suite now offers a high-quality facility for digital imaging and photography. As well as the latest software, we can offer high-quality custom photographic printing on a variety of beautiful, archival media.

By using the scanner, it is possible to move from analogue into digital – ideal for digitising old film, plates or slides, or for digital printing from analogue source.

High-quality digital positives can be produced for use in printmaking techniques such as Screenprint or Photogravure.

Printers:

  • Epson SC – P10000 44″ with UltraChrome Pro 10 colour inks
  • Epson 9800 Pro 44” with UltraChrome K3 inks
  • Comprehensive range of archival photopapers, transparencies and canvas available from Hahnemuhle, St Cuthberts Mill and Papergraphics.

Scanner:

  • Epson Perfection V850 Pro Film and Photo Scanner with Dual lens system, wide range of film support and Silverfast Software.

Desktops:

  • 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display  
  • 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display  
  • 21.5-inch iMac
  • 21.5-inch iMac
  • Mac mini with 20 Cinema display
  • Mac mini with 30 Cinema display
  • All solid state with Adobe Photography Plan (Photoshop and Lightroom) and Nik Suite.

Peripherals:

  • Apple Disc Drive
  • Wacom Intuos Art Pen and touch tablet