Contact Us

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120 N. Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA, 52245

3198551985

Facilities

Items available for purchase:
PLATE MATERIALS
>> copper plates...............................$0.30/sq. in
>> plexi plates.............................$0.03/sq. in.
>> pronto plates (8.5x14")..................$1.50/ea.
BOOKBINDING
>> white linen thread (18/3)................$0.10/yd.
>> colored linen thread (18/3)...................$0.25/yd.
>> book cloth ......................$5/yard
DIGITAL PRINTING
>> inkjet transparency film (13x19").........$1.25/ea.
>> inkjet printing.....................$0.02/sq. in.
>> laser printing/copying...............$0.02/sheet
MISC.
>> 1" button hardware........................$0.10/button
 

Consumable materials provided for members & open studio users:
>> paper towels & shop rags
>> tape
>> photo-emulsion & remover
>> low-toxic cleaning supplies
>> newsprint

Bring your own ink & PAPER!

Relief/Intaglio

  • Bottega d'Arte Grafica Etching Press, 24” x 46” (manual)
  • Wright Combination Press 27″x48″ (electric)
  • Vertical Etching Tank with Ferric Chloride for copper plates
  • Glass Inking Table
  • Hot Plate 10” x 20”
  • Brayers and tarlatan
  • Hand tools for relief and intaglio

Silkscreen

  • Darkroom with exposure unit (24”x48”) and power washout
  • 4 portable screen printing stations with hinge clamps
  • 1 screen printing table with hinge clamps/light table
  • Various screens (20″x24″ 60 mesh, 20”x28” 110 mesh, 17”x22” 230 mesh), squeegees (4”-16”), scoop coaters, and spatulas

Letterpress

  • Showcard Sign Press 14” x 22”
  • 5"×8" Kelsey tabletop platen press
  • Vandercook No. 3 proof press (14" x 20" max. sheet size)
  • 12" x 18" Boxcar Base
  • 20+ fonts of wood and metal type

Digital

  • iMac with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Epson 7880 inkjet printer (24” max. printing width)
  • B/W photocopier (up to 11×17″) and laser printer (up to 8.5×14″)
  • 8.5x11" flatbed scanner

Bookbinding

  • Board shear
  • 22.5" Kuttrimmer
  • Challenge guillotine cutter
  • Skrebba heavy-duty saddle stapler
  • 3-1 twin-loop wire binding machine
  • Small sewing frames
  • Punching cradle
  • Miscellaneous tools including bone folders, needles, and weights

General

  • Self-healing gridded cutting mats
  • Rotary paper cutter (18″)
  • Rulers, tear bar, cutting tools
  • Drying rack
  • Stack dryer (24” x 36”)
  • 1" button maker
  • Light table
  • Flat files (for rent) and small locker storage