Printmaking Workshop

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Art Print Residence Workshop

Our workshop is located on the ground floor of our home. In addition to the approximately 150 square meters of working space, we also have an outside working space of 100 m2.

This garden area can be used when the weather is suitable. One of our studios main features is the natural light, with 12 linear meters of south-facing windows. In addition to the beautiful Mediterranean climate and close proximity to Barcelona, it is an ideal location to contemplate new ideas and carry out your projects.

Our shop is divided into several specific work areas.

The plate creating area
Artist’s workplace, with a large table.
Mechanical zone with a wide variety of saws, milling machines, guillotines, flexible shafts, drills, and a set of electrical tools. Artists are able to work on metal materials (copper, iron, …) as well as on plastic and wood.

We can accommodate copper plates up to a maximum size of 100×200 cm. 39.3×78.74 inches.

 

Studio facilities

WORKSHOP INFRASTRUCTURE

We have three motorized presses with the following bed sizes:

Ribes 130 x 240 cm; 53.14 x 94.48 inch

Ribes 80 x 170 cm; 31.40 x 66.9 inch

Gea Jalon 70 x 150 cm; 27.55 x 59.05 inch

New Manual etching press

Ribes 100x150cm; 39,37×59,05 inch

 

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Art print residence press

Metal, carboard and paper cut machines:

Metal carboard shear 120 x 120 cm; 47.2 x 47.2 inch

Guillotine for cutting paper 70 cm

Metal Jump shear 62 cm

Book press 60 x 50 cm

 

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Printing and Paper area:

Glass table 80×180 cm

Table for inking 80×200 cm

Two hot plates 80×100 cm; 31.49×39.3 inches

Water tray to wet the paper before printing 100×240 cm; 39.3×94.48 inches

Table 240×210 cm. In this area is possible to hand cut paper for printing and to work in bookbinding.

Two working tables 130x240cm; 51.18×94.48 inches to prepare the paper or for postproduction.

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The aquatint area:

Aquatint box, Asphalt oven, Spray booth with fan, Compressor

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Acid baths:

The space dedicated to mordants (ferric chloride) has different sizes tanks.

One large tank for plates up to 100 x 200 cm 39.3 x 78.74 inch

A table for cleaning plates with a high pressure hoose if needed.

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Dark room / photo-etching area:

The workshop is equipped to make photo-etching with photopolymers plates. You can also use photopolymer emulsion film on copper plates.

Exposure unit for plates up to 100×110 cm

Plate whirler 40x04cm

Lighting table 80x100cm

Printers

Copy machine with analog technology black and white paper format A3

Inkjet printer SURECOLOR SC-P800 9 UltraChrome inks paper format A2

 

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OUTDOOR SPACES

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AVAILABLE TOOLS

Hand tools:

Burins, Gouges, Diamond points, Ceramic tools, Hand Inking Rollers, Brayers, Spatulas, Brushes, Barens

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Power tools:

Jigsaw, drill, dremel, power tools.

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WHICH TECHNIQUES CAN YOU PRACTICE IN OUR STUDIO?

 RELIEF TECHNIQUES  INTAGLIO TECHNIQUES

Woodcut

Wood engraving

Woodcut with a mobile plates

Relief printing

Relief printing with magnetic plates

Mezzotint

Drypoint

Engraving

Etching

Aquatint

Spit bite aquatint

Toner aquatint

Sugar lift

Soft ground

White ground / Soap ground

Collagraph

Carborundum

Photo etching

Solar Plate

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

We have the capacity and expertise to offer the following technical support to the artists:

Direct intaglio techniques

Etching plates, spit biting and aquatints.
Drypoint, mezzotint, direct works on the plate with flexible shaft, use of drills to scrape, polish and draw on the plate.

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Indirect intaglio techniques

Positive and negative etching with wax, inks and pastels. Etching with oil and other solvents. Positive and negative relief etching.
Aquatint with rosin or asphalt; positive and negative aquatint, sugar aquatint; lavis aquatint; acid aquatint; sulphur aquatint; toner aquatint; lithographic ink aquatint; asphalt, alcohol, water, solvent and white ground aquatint.
Soft ground.

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Photo-etching

Using new digital and analog technologies we offer the possibility to add either digital or photographic text and pictures. We currently use transfers of digitally manipulated material or photocopies over metallic surfaces, photopolymer emulsion in film over metallic surfaces and photopolymer plates.

Collagraph and carborundum

 

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