Facilities at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

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  • Takach Lithography Press

    Press Bed Size: 33.5″ x 60″

  • Takach Etching Press

    Press Bed Size: 33.5″ x 60″

  • Dickerson Combination Press

    Press Bed Size: 27″ x 48″

  • Main Studio and Gallery

Other Stuff

SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

Darkroom and exposure units, work tables, light tables, drying racks, hotplate

ETCHING

Ventilated acid hood/solvent room, vertical etching tanks (for copper and zinc), etching blankets (felts), plate cutter, aquatint box and rosin room, tarletons

SCREENPRINT

Screen washout area w/ power washer (for water-based ink), screen storage, squeegies, scoop-coaters

LITHOGRAPHY

Aluminum plate backer, an array of litho stones, graining sink and levegator, tympans, scraper bars

MISCELLANEOUS

Paper soaking trays, files, clamps, ink spatulas, straight-edges, and paper-cutter.

MATERIALS (Provided in reasonable quantities)

Solvents, paper towels, cleaning supplies (simple green, baby oil, etc.), ink modifiers, varnishes, driers, hard and soft grounds, nitric acid, ferric chloride, phosphoric acid, lithography chemistry (gum arabic, lithotine, tapum, etc.), rosin, talc, and carborundem grits.