Print Media & Photography
Print Media facilities allow students to work in Screenprint, Intaglio & Lithography, Etching, Relief, Monotype and Digital processes. Print facilities also support courses involving experimental printing practices, installation, and large format digital output.
The newly redesigned print studios allow 24 hour a day access and students are given freedom to explore their ideas beyond the restrictions of traditional printmaking.
Print Media & Equipment
Print Media facilities include two etching and two lithography presses as well a number of screenprint setups, capable of printing images up to 48 x 72 inches. The influence of emerging technology, and safer green practices is constantly adapted and introduced into the print curriculum.
The Intaglio & Lithography shop provides for etching: three etching presses and a book press, acid baths with excellent local ventilation, a plate cutter/shearer, hotplate, numerous brayers and flat files and a vacuum plate-maker. For lithography: access to over 150 litho stones of variable sizes up to 38 inches in dimension, 2 presses, and four ventilation stations while the serigraphy shop is outfitted with 12 vacuum tables, power washers, aluminum screens with interior dimensions of 34x 40, a washout sink and a vacuum exposure unit.
||Printmaking Exposure Equipment|
2 Takach Lithography presses
Size: 32 x60in
2 Screen exposure units pro-light one
Size: 54 x72 screen exposures
Takach Intaglio press
Size: 40 x72in
Charles brand intaglio press
Size: 12 x 24in
Photography & Equipment
Photography Facilities allow students to work in both traditional silver-based darkrooms and state-of-the-art digital labs.
The CFA Photo Facility allows 24-hour access to the Beginning Darkroom, Advanced Darkroom, Shooting Studio and the Digital Lab, and is located in Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, near the College of Fine Arts building. A shooting studio for photographing three-dimensional models and other subjects, and a copy stand for photographing flat work. Darkrooms are available for developing, enlarging, and printing photographic images in black and white or color. These facilities are useful for documenting student projects as well as for producing original works.
- The Beginning Darkroom encourages students from all disciplines to work together in a synergistic environment
- The Advanced Darkroom permits specialized printing, including mural projection and up to 11x14 negative format work.
- The Shooting Studio provides a space that allows controlled lighting and backdrops for silver-based and digital photographers.
- The Digital Lab provides hardware, software and monitored technical support dedicated to the photographic image.
- The Equipment Office lends students both film and digital cameras as well as related gear at no additional charge.
|Beginning Darkroom||13-4x5 Beseler Enlargers
|Advanced Darkroom||9-4x5 Durst and Omega dichroic enlargers, wall projection enlarger, 8x10 Zone VI enlarger|
|Shooting Studio||Strobe and hot light kits, rear illumination shooting table, Canon 5D with i-mac monitor|
|Digital Lab||14-21.5 i-mac workstations, Epson 9900 and 3880 printers, Imacon Flextight 4x5 scanner, Epson v750 flatbed scanner|
|Equipment Office||Canon and Nikon DSLR kits, Hasselblad, Mamiya and Pentax medium format film cameras, Horseman 4x5 view camera kits, Toyo field cameras, 8x10 and 11x14 wooden view cameras|