Studio Facilities

Northern Print Studio

Northern Print has a purpose-designed studio providing a well-lit, accessible, organised and creative environment for printmaking, comprising of a collection of presses and printmaking equipment that has been built up over a number of years.

Unsupervised access to the studio is strictly limited to studio members only.  Membership is available to all and you can find out about it here.

Here is a summary of the facilities that we have for you to use.

For etching, drypoint, collagraph, woodblock, linocuts, monoprinting
Bewick & Wilson Clydesdale Electric Press Bed
(size 42” x 70” / 106cm x 178cm)

For etching, drypoint, collagraph, woodblock, linocuts, monoprinting
Polymetaal Press Bed (model: JSV-60) 
(size 23” x 47" / 59cm x 120cm)

For etching, drypoint, collagraph, woodblock, linocuts, monoprinting
Polymetaal Electric Press Bed (model: JWEV-80)
(size 31” x 63” / 79cm x 160cm)

Set for etching using our standard gauge of metal plates
Rochat Etching Press Bed
(size 26” x 48” / 66cm x 122cm)

For wood-engravings and linocuts
Albion Relief Press Bed
(size 12” x 18” / 32cm x 45cm)

For screenprinting
Kippax 3-D Handbed Screen Table
(size 44” x 61” / 112cm x 155cm)

For screenprinting
Kippax Semi-Automatic Screenbed Table
(size 42” x 55” / 107cm x 140cm)

For digital prints and large acetates
Epson Surecolour SC-P9000 Large Format Digital Printer

For cutting paper, card, perspex, plywood and more (please ask for details - no metals)
CadCam FB500 Laser Cutting & Engraving machine.

We have several Macs with Adobe Creative Cloud and more specialist software installed which you are welcome to use to create negatives and positives for prints. 

A small portable etching press is available for outreach workshops.

We also have a separate education studio, an editioning studio, plus a dark room with enlarger.

The editioning studio is available for hire to members providing for a self-contained private print / editioning room. Northern Print has a wide experience of working and collaborating with artists on contract printing and co-publication.

 

Northern Print Studio