Studio & Rental Rates

  • Open Studio screenprinting area, photo by Kate Tarini.
  • Open Studio Lithography Area, photo by Kate Tarini.
  • Open Studio Intaglio Area, photo by Kate Tarini.

Located in the renowned historic arts building, 401 Richmond, suite 104, Open Studio’s 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.


RENTAL RATES

$50 – Day   
$200 – 5 Day Booklet
$100 – Week
$200 – Month
$750 – 6 Month
$1,200 – Year*

Flat File Drawer $75/yr or $25/mon             
Storage Locker $75/yr or $25/mon
*Year may be paid in 12 instalments of $100/mon

Terms and Conditions

  • New members pay a one-time new member access fee of $25
  • Members pay an annual $75 membership fee.
  • One month passes run a consecutive 30 days.
  • Multi-month passes must run consecutively.
  • Individual day passes expire one year from time of purchase.
  • All facility rental purchases are final sale.
  • No refunds, credits or substitutions for any unused portions of pre-paid rental purchases.
  • No replacements for unused, lost or stolen day passes.
  • Prices are subject to change.

Studio rent covers all in-house materials such as acids, solvents, cleaning solutions, rags, and any other chemicals required. The studio rental rates do not exceed the operating costs of the studio and therefore are exempt from tax. 

EQUIPMENT

Intaglio and 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
  • furniture and limited amount of type
  • 1 Metal plate cutter
  • 1 Stainless steel paper soaking tray – 37” x 52”
  • 1 Horizontal nitric acid bath – 32.5” x 42.5”
  • 1 Vertical ferric chloride acid bath – 18” x 24”
  • 1 Solvent recycling unit
  • 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”
  • 1 Accu-Glide Screenprinting vacuum table – 25” x 38”
  • 2 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”x64”
  • 1 Horizontal light table, 1 Vertical light table
  • Screen coating room and coated screen storage closet
  • Vented washout room with power spray washer
  • 4 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