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EQUIPMENT

The Irvine Fine Arts Center’s Printmaking Studio caters to artists interested in presswork that explores relief, intaglio, monoprint/type and letterpress. The following is a list of amenities and equipment that is currently housed in the studio, and is available to registered students and Open Studio users:

·         Acid etching room equipped with nitric and ferric chloride solutions

·         Vandercook 4 proof press

·         Vandercook SP-15 proof press

·         Ettan etching press (manual) – 36” x 72”

·         Ettan etching press (manual) – 18” x 36”

·         Laguna etching press (manual) – 26” x 48”

·         Challenge proofing press – 15” x 24”

·         2 dry racks for storage of prints

·         Ettan hot plate – 28” x 36”

·         Soaking tub – 24.5” x 52”

·         1083 digital copier

·         2 boxcar bases – 12” x 16”

·         2 glass top work surfaces

·         Etching blankets

·         3 viscosity rollers

·         Brayers

·         Tear bars

·         3 cabinets of various fonts

·         Galleys for type storage

·         Tabletop guillotine (paper cutter)

·         2 drawers of wood type

·         Inks for letterpress, etching and relief

·         Rags for clean-up

·         Solvents (as GREEN as can be!)