Printing and press studios

SCB002: Screen print studio

SCB008: Letterpress studio

SCB010: Traditional print studio

A wide variety of printing techniques are available, ranging from monoprint, lino, collagraph, drypoint and etching through to silkscreen printing on paper, fabric and ceramic transfer paper. The faculty paper store stocks lino, copper, mark resist and a wide variety of specialist papers, cards and fabrics available for purchase.

SCB002 has four vacuum screen printing beds for the accurate registration of prints and a large textile printing table for lengths of fabric and wallpapers, as well as batch production of smaller items. A darkroom houses an exposure unit to transfer work onto screens coated with UV-reactive emulsion, and a wash room to clean screens after use.

 


The letterpress workshop (SCB008) contains 450 cases of type made of wood or metal, combined with leading and spacing (the white space surrounding the words).

Type can be hand-assembled, hand-inked and hand-printed using one of the six presses available, bringing a truly unique experience to the printing of words.

SCB010 contains a variety of presses for relief work, off-set litho and heavy-duty book binding, including two historic Columbian presses and two traditional etching presses.

A ventilated dark room is available for acid etching, aquatint and photopolymer plates.

Contact printing and press

SCB002, SCB010, SCB008, Ground Floor, Scott Building University Of Plymouth, Drake Circus PL4 8AA

Monday: 09:00–17:00 | Tuesday: 09:00–17:00 | Wednesday: 09:00–13:00 | Thursday: 09:00–17:00 | Friday: 09:00–17:00