Andere apparatuur in de werkplaats Printmaking
We have four different rooms (with side rooms) for four graphic techniques: high pressure, etching (intaglio), lithography (planography) and screen printing. There is also a separate hand press for book printing.
Printmaking Workshop: High Pressure
Approximately ten students can work in this workshop simultaneously, preparing their print forms, inking them and printing them. There is an assortment of rollers, ink plates, and test sheets available for that purpose. Using the height-adjustable press, you can print the woodcuts and linocuts.
Printmaking Workshop: Etching
A maximum of 20 students can work in this workshop simultaneously, preparing their plates, modifying them and printing them. All intaglio techniques, such as engraving, etching and aquatint, can be applied here. We have two printing presses with a print width of 80 cm, three heatable hand whipe tables and a large water unit to wet the print sheets. There is a separate etching room outside the workshop. In it are two acid baths with peripheral extraction fans, suitable for plates up to a maximum of 55 x 95 cm. There is also a separate resin room for the aquatint technique.
Printmaking Workshop: Lithography
This workshop has four stone printing presses which can be used for lithography. The two 19th-century cast iron printing presses are functioning museum showpieces. The room also includes a section with workbenches on which the students can prepare their work. There is a separate room for grinding and rinsing, where we also store the 200 litho stones (small and large). Heavy stones can be moved using a portable stone lift. The workshop can be used by approximately 10 students.
Printmaking Workshop: Screen printing
This spacious workshop offers students all the possibilities to produce screen prints, on paper but also on cloth. We have three printing tables for paper printing (two smaller ones and a big one). There are two long printing tables available on which a repeating pattern can be printed on cloth by the meter. Printed materials can vary in size from 1 cm up to 1.2 meters. There are two transfer presses (to print a design on cloth with heat) and a flash cure unit (to flash-dry the printed cloth). These facilities are free to use; students pay for their own materials and the screens are available at a deposit. There are approximately 150 screens available in several sizes, for cloth and for paper. This workshop works exclusively with waterborne inks and takes the utmost care in ensuring environmentally friendly practices (by e.g. purifying water and by carefully separating waste). There is also an exposure room and a rinsing room.
All printmaking workshops have the rule that students need prior instruction regarding use of the workplace and the related techniques under supervision of the teacher. After finishing these lessons, students are allowed to work autonomously in the workshops.
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