Presses are suitable for Etching, Stone and Plate Lithography, Collograph, Monotype, Drypoint, Relief. The studio is designed around the three presses as follows, with workspace adjacent to each press:

Etching Press

Bed size: 122 x 76cm

Good working size 76 x 56cm

Etching: Ferric chloride for copper and nitric acid for zinc plates. Hot plate, rollers, dabbers, grounds, etc.

Albion Relief Press

Bed Size: 70 x 56cm

Litho Press

Bed Size: 66 x 58cm

Large number of litho stones and some litho plates available

Book arts

Nipping press. Book making tools. Guillotine.

Artists should bring their own etching/ relief tools, inks and specialist papers. The following materials are available to buy:

  • Etching plate
  • Lino
  • Wood
  • Acrylic sheet for drypoint/ monotype/ collograph
  • Scrym
  • Tissue
  • Newsprint
  • Proofing paper
  • A selection of printing papers – Rives, Somerset, Cartridge paper, B & B

Other facilities

  • There is a small kitchen area with kettle, microwave and 2 ring cooker to heat food. Tea and coffee making facilities. If it is nice weather it is possible to sit outside to eat lunch.
  • Parking and outside space.
  • Clean space for print preparation/ photography.
  • There are lots of cafes and a Tesco Metro within a 10 minute walk of the studio.