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The Printmaking Studios provide the space and equipment needed for students to explore traditional printmaking techniques, as well as experiment with new technologies and materials. The main techniques and processes taught in the Printmaking Studios include:


The Printmaking Studios are now closed for the summer months.


Consumable materials can be purchased from technicians or class assistants during open studio hours. Please check studio and shop schedules in order to ensure you are not interrupting a class when you go to buy materials. Materials can only be bought using OCAD U tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the Cashier, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cashier is located in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, Level 1.

Materials available for purchase in Printmaking Store

Please note: PRNT staff makes every effort to keep materials in stock, but availability is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.

Facilities and equipment

Relief / Letterpress Studio: Vandercook Universal III Letterpress, two Vandercook #4 Letterpresses, 17” x 21”  & 10” x 12” Iron Hand platen presses, 33” x 55” Takach intaglio / relief press, two Book binding presses (10” x 12”, 11” x 18”), Kwikprint Model 86 Foil stamper, 30-inch wide Challenge guillotine paper cutter, Intertype machine, approximately 45 cases of wood and lead type.

Intaglio Studio:  30” x 50” Brand press, 36” x 52” Wepplo press, 30” x 52” American French Tool press, acid room for zinc and copper etching, hot plates for grounds and wiping.

Silkscreen Studio: Seven 34” x 48” vacuum tables, 56” x 63” AWT one-arm manual printing vacuum table, a selection of silkscreens up to 48” x 58”, washout room and pressure washer, light table.

Papermaking Studio: Hollander beater (2lb capacity), 36” x 48” hydraulic paper press, 20” x 28” stack drier, tools for sheet forming and watermarking.

Lithography Studio: 39” x 68” Griffin litho press, two 30” x 46” Praga Litho presses, 20” x 35” Praga Litho press. Selection of stones up to 30” x 44”.

Darkroom: 8” x 10” polymer plate maker (relief & intaglio), 70” x 53” silkscreen exposure unit, 22” x 26” single-point metal halide exposure unit (photo-intaglio).

Digital Lab:  Mac Computers, 44-inch Epson 9800 colour Inkjet printer, 17-inch Epson 4880 colour Inkjet printer, 17-inch Epson 4880 b/w dye-based printer (for film negatives / positives), 12” x 17” scanner, laser printer, light table.

Archive Room: Flat file storage, clean workspace, 18-inch wide guillotine paper cutter.


Nicholas Shick
416-977-6000, Ext. 268
Office: 382

Eric Steenbergen

416-977-6000, Ext. 268
Office: 382



The shops and studios are now closed for the summer.

The first day of the new academic year is: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014.

Please check back soon for updated schedules!


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