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Printmaking Studios


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:

  • Silkscreen (room 389)
  • Lithography (room 387)
  • Intaglio (room 375)
  • Relief (room 384)
  • Book arts (room 382)
  • Papermaking (room 390)
  • Digital printmaking (room 379)


For materials purchasing policy, see the Buying materials page.

Materials available for purchase in the Printmaking store

Note: Printmaking Studios staff make 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


Intaglio Studio, Rm. 375 - Summer 2016 schedule

Relief Studio, Rm. 384 - Summer 2016 schedule

Risograph Room, Rm. 378 - Summer 2016 schedule

Silkscreen Room, Rm. 389 - Summer 2016 schedule

Printmaking Staff Schedule - Summer 2016 schedule

Studio schedules are subject to change without notice. Please consult studio doors for the most up-to-date information.


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

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