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Facilities

The Printmaking Program’s expansive studios offer eight thousand square feet of total space and are state of the art in design and safety, featuring spectacular views of the Shawangunk Ridge and Catskill Mountains. The studios have a highly efficient central ventilation system for safe air quality. In addition to an extensive array of printmaking equipment the studio is equipped for all the courses offered in our curriculum. 

Relief and Intaglio Studio

  • 3 Charles Brand etching presses (36” x 60”, 30” x 50”, 26” x 48”)  
  • 1 Takach etching press (48” x 96”)  
  • Separate, well-ventilated etching acid room  
  • Large ferric-chloride bath and vertical tank  
  • Aquatint box (48" x 48" x 81”)  
  • Industrial hot plate (24" x 36")  
  • 39” plate shear  
  • 5 various-sized wire drying racks  
  • 2 intaglio/relief drystacks

 

 

Lithography Studio

  • Full inventory of small, medium, and large lithography stones and chemistry  
  • 3 Charles Brand lithography presses (30” x 50”, 24” x 40”)  
  • 1 Takach lithography press (40” x 70”)  
  • Aluminum plate and photo-positive lithography chemistry and plate backers  
  • Stone lift  
  • Levigators and levigating sink 
  • Professional selection of leather and composite rollers  
  • Darkroom for exposing and developing photo-positive lithography plates

 

 

Photo-silkscreen Studio

  • 1 Douthitt silkscreen exposure unit (64” x 78”)  
  • 1 Richmond silkscreen exposure unit (40” x 45”)   
  • 2 vacuum printing tables; one with printing arm (96” x 60”)  
  • 3 vacuum printing tables (48” x 72”, 36” x 48”)  
  • Professional selection of scoop coaters and squeegees  
  • Separate washout room with power washer  
  • Ergonomic station for scoop coating  
  • Separate, light-safe screen drying area  
  • 4 various sized drying racks 
  • Movable print station and boards for textile printing 
  • Extensive screen storage  
  • Heat press for setting prints on fabric and hot foil application

 

 

General Studio

  • Spray booth (36" x 72")  
  • 3 light tables (24” x 36”, 30” x 40”, 48”x 60”)  
  • 70" x 36" stainless steel paper sink  
  • Clean paper-tearing area  
  • 3 various-sized paper cutters  
  • 2 Board shears  
  • Professional selection of brayers and rollers  
  • Extensive flat file storage  
  • Portable iMac station   
  • Epson PowerLite 760 LCD projector  
  • Pneumatic power tool collection   
  • 1 Foredom flexible-shaft engraving tools and Dremmel tools and bits.  
  • Large studio sinks  
  • Reserve sets of felts, brayers, and rollers  
  • A cabinet with a variety of typefaces and a proofing press   
  • Various display and exhibition areas  
  • Separate critique room  
  • Separate BFA/MFA studio  
  • Printmaking library and print archive  
  • Flexible fume ventilation hoods throughout the main studio   
  • Lowel tungsten lights with umbrellas 
  • Soft box with built in light system for documenting artist books and small works
  • Wireless studios

 

Digital Lab

  • 4-station 27” display iMac lab with current versions of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, various image and video-editing applications, and broadband internet access  
  • Epson Expression 10,000 XL photo scanner  
  • 2 HP DesignJet T-120 
  • 1 Laser Jet Pro M201 dw

 

Auxiliary Equipment

  • The Art Department's extensive woodworking studio  
  • Digital Fabrication Lab

 

DARKROOM  

  • Amergraph Magnum flip-top platemaker (36” x 46”)
  • M&R 26-1KS 26.5” x 22” capacity plate exposure unit for photolithography 
  • Photopolymer, halftone screen and magnetized plate wiping board  
  • Large Takach registration punch  
  • Developing sink (30” x 82”)  

PAPERMAKING AREA  

  • 2lb David Reina designed and fabricated Hollander paper beater 
  • 2 31" x 48" x 64" Dry-stack systems for drying handmade paper and flattening prints  
  • Hydraulic Aardvark papermaking press 18" max width/length board dependent  
  • Vacuum table for pressing larger sheets of paper 
  • Whiz mixer  
  • Professional selection of moulds and deckles including small and large deckle boxes  
  • Wool felts and pellons 
  • Various sized vats, buckets, and strainers.  
  • Refrigerators and freezer.  
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