The studio has facilities for screenprint, intaglio, relief and digital printmaking. Master printers Bernard Pratt and Martin Saull each specialise in a particular process, with a shared expertise across the mediums. Working in close collaboration with a master printer, artists are given time to fully explore and experiment with the various printmaking techniques.
Water-based ink system.
Stencils can be hand-drawn or produced photographically.
Prints can be produced up to an image size of 153 x 102 cm | 60 x 40 in.
Intaglio and Relief
Rochat Press 66 x 122 cm | 26 x 48 in
Rochat Press 81 x 165 cm | 32 x 65 in
Gettler and Hunziker Press 58 x 122 cm | 23 x 48 in
The recent development of the polymer plate process enables the production of full-tone plates which can be generated from hand-drawn or digitally produced positives. This process can also be used for relief printing and embossing.
Apple Mac Pro with Creative Design Suite.
In-house scanning and specialist photography service.
Epson Stylus Pro 9800 large format printer for high quality inkjet (giclée) printing, using Epson UltraChrome pigmented inks on a variety of archival papers up to a width of 112 cm (44 in) .
Artists can also explore and integrate digital media into the traditional printmaking techniques, such as screenprint and intaglio. Full-tone positives can also be produced digitally for screen, photo-etching and polymer plate processes.
The studio offers a full editioning service.