Printmaking

The Printmaking department provides students with a broad range of information and experiences, both formal and conceptual.  Historical and contemporary printmaking methods are examined and explored to gain insight into the potential of the multiple and its endless possibilities.

The printmaking studio is filled with natural light and is fully equipped for etching, relief printing, lithography and water-based screen-printing.  Digital images can be printed on clear film for photo-processes, and archival full color inkjet digital prints can be printed using the 2 large format Epson printers in the Photography Digital Print Lab.

Courses

Check the course catalog for descriptions and prerequisites.

  • ART 350 - Printmaking I
  • ART 351 - Printmaking: Relief
  • ART 352 - Printmaking: Stone Lithography
  • ART 353 - Printmaking: Etching
  • ART 355 - Screenprinting

Printmaking Studio Equipment

Etching/Relief

  • Charles Brand etching press (bed size: 36”x72”)
  • KB etching press (bed size: 26”x47”)
  • Hunter Penrose etching press (bed size: 28”x49”)
  • Ettan etching press (bed size: 26”x48”)
  • Table top press (bed size: 12”x24”)
  • Acid room: ferric chloride acid for etching copper plates
  • Aquatint room: equipped with a rosin box
  • 3 hot plates
  • plate cutter (37” wide)
  • variety of rollers and brayers

Lithography

  • Charles Brand press (bed size: 32”x52½”)
  • Takach press (bed size: 26”x48”)
  • Charles Brand press (bed size: 30”x50”)
  • a large collection of litho stones
  • variety of leather and rubber rollers

Screenprint (water-based)

  • X-Vactor XL UV Vacuum Screen Exposure Unit (max screen frame: 35”x49”)
  • washout booth
  • screens and squeegees
printmaking students peel a print off a cut block in the print lab
people watching a demonstration of screenprinting inside a classroom
close-up of a paper with freshly printed artwork as it is pulled out from between two hinged boards. The same art is reflected on the inside of the top board.
A person wearing sunglasses and a screenprinted shirt, standing next to an outdoor display table with one foot on the table, proudly holding a small drawing and looking up and to the side with a smile. A rack of screenprinted t-shirts and tote bags hangs behind the person, next to the table.
close-up of a rack of t-shirts with a printed image of a head emerging from a bowl of liquid. Flames surround the bottom of the bowl.
A person waits with a folded shirt at a display table while two people examine the contents of a cash box from the other side of the table. All are smiling.

Need more info?

For advising and information about the Department of Art & Art History, email us or call 360-650-3660.