Our well-equipped darkroom includes facilities photo-intaglio, photolithography and photo-silkscreen. There is a new 26”x36” Ovac OV 29 accuvac exposure unit (plate exposures), and a new Workhorse metal halidade point light source silkscreen exposure unit as well as plenty of space for plate/ screen prep and development. The studio has its own digital lab. It contains an Epson 7800 large format printer, a new zante plate maker for producing positives and polyester plates, a large format flatbed scanner, a slide scanner, and three Power Macs.
The intaglio section includes 3 etching presses: 30”x48”, 26”x48” and 22”x43”. We also have a 48” wide metal plate cutter, numerous large glass slab work areas, a set of three viscosity rollers for plates up to 20x 20, two ferric chloride vertical etching tanks that accommodate 20”x24” copper, a 24”x36” hot plate, drying cabinet, airbrush and spray booth.
The silkscreen area has a 42”x33” light table, two 46”x30” drying racks, a 50”x60” vacuum table and 20 portable printing stations, a 30” wide Challenge industrial paper cutter, power washer and a backlit wash-out unit with separate ventilation.