We are pleased to announce that A/P has adapted our facility and developed procedures in accordance with public heath guidelines. We are now booking studio rentals for artists to use our facilities during new open hours:
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
HOW TO BOOK
The date you wish to book
The area of the studio you'd like to use
When you'll be arriving and leaving the studio
When booking please refer to the descriptions below to ascertain which area of the studio you will require for your rental.
In the front studio we have our fully equipped letterpress area, with our Vandercook SP-15 press, including lead type, furniture as well as a standard depth boxcar base for photopolymer. We also have an Intaglio area utilising 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:
Rochat Intaglio Press
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 available to book:
Silk screen exposure unit
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 be aware that our shared use areas can be high traffic on busy days and require extra awareness to maintain social distancing.
2021 Studio Rental Fee Schedule
A/P has been implementing several studio improvements for our renters including enhanced studio maintenance and implementing a dedicated practice of using the latest safe and sustainable printmaking processes and studio materials.
HOW DO I BECOME A STUDIO RENTER?
You can pay for your studio rental time online! Just click the products below to add them to your cart.
You must be a MEMBER to rent the studio at Alberta Printmakers. You will be required to do an in-person studio walkthrough and WHMIS Safety orientation before you are given the door code and allowed to print.
All studio renters must read and understand the Renter Access Guidelines related to A/P's COVID-19 safety procedures.
Silkscreen Screen Rental Rates
$20 refundable damage deposit
+ $5 / day
+ $10 / weekly
+ $20 / monthly
$15 each (13" x 19 sheet)
Lithography Stone Rental Rates
$45 refundable damage deposit
$20 / weekly
$40 / 1-3 months
$100 / annually
We have an exposure unit for developing polymer plates right here in our studio!
Interested? Here is the info for us to develop your print-ready plates:
KF-95 Photopolymer Plates
(standard size for use with regular Boxcar Base on letterpress, also can be used for intaglio plate processes)
8.25 x 11 5/8" plate:
KM-43 Photopolymer Intaglio Plates (w/ metal backing)
(thinner plates, great for intaglio processes)
8.25 x 11 5/8" plate:
KM-73 Photopolymer Plates (w/ metal backing)
(thicker plates, great for intaglio and relief processes)
8.25 x 11 5/8" plate:
*Send your unflattened .psd file (minimum 300 dpi) to email@example.com,
with the image being a maximum size of 8 x 11.25"
Feel free to get in touch with our Studio Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries!