Etching press and Gallery view
The Studio at Alberta Printmakers is a self-directed, collaborative printmaking space that accommodates etching and intaglio, stone lithography, relief, monoprinting, collagraphy, and silkscreen printmaking.

Front Studio

In the front studio we have our fully equipped letterpress area, with our Vandercook SP-15 and Craftsman Superior presses, including lead type, furniture as well as a standard depth boxcar base for photopolymer. We also have an Intaglio area utilizing our Rochat intaglio press as well as a hot plate, small toaster oven (for use with green intaglio techniques,) large inking station and a drying rack for intaglio prints. 

 

Large equipment available to book: 

 

  • Vandercook SP-15 Printing Press

  • Craftsman Superior Platen Press

  • Rochat Intaglio Press

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Back Studio

In the back studio is our screenprinting area with a work surface with fixed screen hinges, as well as portable, table top, screenprint hinges. Our silk screen exposure unit is also in the back with light sensitive cabinets, for large and small screens, and multiple squeegies. We have a lithography area with a Griffin lithography press, inking station and a selection of stones for rent. We have an Ettan press which is the preferred press for relief printing, but also works well for intaglio. Also in the back is our Polimero photopolymer plate exposure unit for use with photopolymer techniques.

 

Large equipment available to book: 

 

  • Silk screen exposure unit

  • Griffin Press

  • Ettan Press

  • Polimero Photopolymer plate exposure unit

Shared Use Areas (do not require advance booking)

Our multi-use washout area in the front is shared between all renters using the studio. It contains our large washout sink for use with screenprinting and photopolymer and a pressure washer for cleaning screens. Our etching acid is also located in this area and there is a surface that can be used for grinding lithography stones. This is also where we apply photo emulsion to screens before moving them into the photosensitive cupboards in the back to dry. Just to the left of the washout area is our aquatint booth for use with green etching techniques.

 

Also available to renters is our large general drying rack and our plate cutter located in the back studio. In the front studio is a light table and intaglio drying rack. 

Please visit this page for Rental information. When booking please refer to the descriptions below to ascertain which area of the studio you will require for your rental.

Alberta Printmakers tries it's best to accommodate the needs of our visitors whenever possible. Our building is located near the 39th Ave. C-Train Station and has free parking stalls located in front with an access ramp at the north end of the building.

 

Our space is mostly mobility friendly, however our washout sink area and single stall gender neutral washroom are not wheelchair accessible. We welcome your questions and are committed to working with our members and guests to have a great visit when you are here! Email us here if you have any questions. 

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