Our Studio + Equipment

  • Screenprinting studio area.
  • Artist Sameer Farooq (L) and Technical Director, Anna Gaby-Trotz (R), selecting colours for a screenprinting project.
  • Intaglio studio area.
  • Artist Members Louise Flint (L) and Andrea deBruijn working on a large-scale woodcut print.
  • Lithography studio area.
  • Artist Members Jenn Law (L) and Pudy Tong (R) working on a litho-plate project.
  • Class participant working on a lithography stone.
  • Artist Alex Bierk working on a large-scale transparency for a custom screenprinting project.
  • Artist Member Philippe Blanchard working in screenprinting.

Open Studio is located in the 401 Richmond (suite #104) arts-and-culture hub in downtown Toronto. Our expansive and well-equipped 6,000 sq/ft studio has production facilities and equipment for relief, intaglio, screenprinting, lithography (including photo-based processes), and basic computer equipment. Interested in seeing a virtual tour of the facilities? Click here.

Our priority is to support artists in the creation and exhibition of contemporary print in an open-minded, inclusive, safe and collaborative environment.

BOOKING EQUIPMENT & STUDIO ACCESS

To book equipment, please read our page on how to access the studio by clicking the button below.

EQUIPMENT LIST

Intaglio & Relief Equipment

  • 1 American French Tool etching press – 48” x 78” press bed
  • 1 American French Tool press – 30” x 48” press bed
  • 1 Charles Brand press – 16” x 30” press bed
  • 1 Sturges press – 16” x 48” press bed
  • 1 Vandercook electric type high relief press – 15” x 20” bed size
  • Letterpress furniture and limited collection of type
  • 1 Metal plate cutter – blade width 37.5”
  • 1 Stainless steel paper soaking tray – 37” x 52”
  • 1 Vertical ferric chloride acid bath – 18” x 24”
  • 1 Hot plate
  • Fusion boxes for aquatint
  • Rosin box for aquatint
  • Assorted hand rollers and brayers, including viscosity set

Screenprinting Equipment

  • 1 Accu-Glide Screenprinting vacuum table – 24” x 30”
  • 2 Accu-Glide Screenprinting vacuum tables – 25” x 38” (one with squeegee arm)
  • 1 Vacuum printing tables – 44” x 32
  • 1 Seri-Glide One-Person Squeegee Screenprinting table – 52” x 96”
  • 1 American Masterprint One-Person Squeegee Screen Printing Table- 47”x 64”
  • 1 Horizontal light table, 1 Vertical light table
  • Screen coating room and screen storage closet
  • Vented washout room with power spray washer
  • Print drying racks
  • Assorted squeegees
  • Assorted screens available for rent
  • Refrigerator for emulsion storage

Lithography Equipment

  • 1 Griffin press for stones or plates up to 39.5” x 72.5”
  • 1 Praga press for stones or plates up to 30” x 46”
  • 1 Wepplo motorized press for stones or plates up to 36” x 53”
  • Stones ranging from book size up to 32” x 43”
  • 1 Hydraulic hand-operated lift for moving stones
  • 1 Graining sink
  • Levigators, drying racks, leather rollers and portable stone tables for moving stones in progress

Photo Exposure Equipment

  • NuArc 3000 watt single point light unit
  • 60” x 70” wall mounted vacuum frame

Computer Equipment

  • 2 – iMacs (20 “ & 27”)
  • HP LaserJet 700 B+W printer, up to 12” x 20”
  • Epson 1100xL opaque + transparency scanner
  • Wacom Intuos 4 Drawing Tablet