Open Printshop

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The Scuola offers a large and well-equipped printshop with eight intaglio presses, a lithographic press, a typography with mobile type, and a vertical woodcut press.

The printshop is open both to expert artists who wish to work independently and to enthusiasts who wish to be guided by our qualified staff in the preparation and printing process of the plates.

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Art Supplies

These materials are available to everyone: etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, abrasive powders, detergents, bites (ferric chloride, copper sulphate), lithography stones and materials, black ink for etching, lithography and typography, proof paper and vellum paper. Other equipment is available only on a limited basis (glue, acrylics, permanent markers, masking tape, cutters, carborundum, tarlatan).
You are required to provide your own materials, including brushes and pencils. Gloves, tarlatan, coloured inks, etching paper, copper, aluminium, wood and zinc can be purchased from the Studio or in local stores. Special care must be taken with use of Scuola equipment and in particular to return all such equipment back to where it belongs after use. Equipment is never to be removed from the Scuola. Each morning a staff member checks all equipment, printing characters, inks, rollers, brushes etc: Books in the studio & library are to be returned to their place after consultation and are never to be taken out of the Scuola.