The Print Studio

The property has a large studio with stunning ocean outlooks. The studio contains two direct lithography presses, one motorized and one hand operated (34’’x 60” bed size), with the availability of stones, grained aluminium plates and photo plates. Bench top direct drive etching press (Fits A2).

A basic screen-printing facility is also available.

The studio is flexible in its lay out to accommodate multidisciplinary practices.

Print Process

hand lithography

Hand lithography offers artists an opportunity to work directly onto Bavarian limestone or grained aluminium plates working closely with master printer. A press is used to transfer drawings from stone or aluminium plates on to paper.

First the artist draws the image which is then processed by the printer who chemically treats the stones or plates to stabilize for printing.

The printer then makes proofs with various colours and paper combinations until a final proof is approved by the artist. The master printer will then hand print the edition after which all original hand drawn plates or stones will be erased.

Relief and mono prinitng

Lino or woodblocks are used to carve your design which is then rolled in ink and transferred into paper through press.

Mono prints allow artists to work directly on aluminium plates with printing inks which is then transferred onto paper through press

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Artist collaborations

Lancaster has introduced local artists to the medium furthering their skill base beyond main discipline. Lancaster demonstrates possibilities the medium has to offer giving the artist a range of applications onto the printing surface. Colours, image sizes and paper are  discussed.

Lancaster will endeavor to produce a quality hand printed limited edition on 100% cotton rag paper.

Costing varies depending on image size, colours used and edition size.

Lancaster has various methods of payment allowing artists to work within their budget.      

 

Printing classes

No Experience required. individual and group classes for all ranges of experience upon request

Demonstrations

2 hour demonstration including printing of a lithograph and a lino block.

Workshop Access

Includes studio induction, consumables for processing, newsprint and rags, etching press for printing woodcuts, dry point off perspex or copper plate.

one day workshop mono and relief printing

Instruction followed by practical demonstration on how to create a mono print or cut your own lino block.

Participants will then create their own lino cut or mono print.

No prior experience required

Two day workshops available on request

two day getaway

Indulge yourself over two  days creating lino cuts and mono prints in the studio with adjoining accommodation.

Great for three individuals or three couples

(Price includes all materials and accomodation)