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Studio-Info

Studio Info

HOURS (By reservation only)

Wednesday: 4-10pm
Thursday: 4-10pm
Friday: 12-6pm
Saturday (walk-in day): 12-6pm

Closed Sunday-Tuesday

If you’d like to visit, please email us to set up a time.

Rates

Studio rental is $15/hour. You may rent the studio if you’ve taken a full introductory workshop with us or you already know how to print. Book time on our reservations calendar. Create a username and password, and then click on the time you want to start on the calendar on any pink section (pink indicates open studio time). Pick a date and time – the calendar defaults to 2 hours but you can pick longer or shorter.

Location

We are located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District in Baltimore, MD. We are just a few blocks north of the Penn train station, about a 10 minute walk.
Interested in a school group visit or private event? Please check our group visits page for details.

Shop Equipment

Presses in the studio:

VANDERCOOKS
Vandercook No. 4. Max. paper size: 14-3/4” x 20”
2 Vandercook SP 20s. Max. paper size: 19-1/2” x 28”

PLATEN PRESSES
Chandler and Price Pilot Press New Style. Chase size: 6”×10”
Craftsman Superior New Style (Pilot clone). Chase size: 6”×10”

CHALLENGE GUILLOTINE
We will train you to use this safely. Maximum cut length: 26”

Provided Letterpress Supplies

BOXCAR BASES: We can accommodate almost any polymer plate size. We recommend ordering your plates from Boxcarpress.com. Use their KF95 plates to fit our bases.

INK: All of our ink is oil-based and available for studio use, but there is no guarantee we will have your color. If you need something specific, we recommend you bring it with you. When buying ink, look for either a “Litho” or “Relief” ink.

WOOD & METAL TYPE: We have many fonts for in both wood and metal type for use. Email us if you’d like to set up an appointment to peruse our collection before your project.

BRING YOUR OWN: paper, your design on a polymer plate, specific ink colors (we recommend oil-based inks).

Provided Screenprinting Supplies

3 Screen tables (1 vacuum table)
T-shirt press, 4-color
Exposure unit (up to 44” width max length screen size)
Emulsion & remover
Squeegees
Registration pins
Screens for rent: $5-$10/day, depending on size

BRING YOUR OWN: Paper or t-shirts, inks, proofing paper (newsprint), paper towels, masking and packing tape, mixing containers, your filmwork

MSDS Studio Chemical Information here