The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

printmaking


Facilities

printThe UT Print Workshop covers 4,500 square feet. In addition, graduate students are provided private and semi private studios which are about 100 square feet each. The shop is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for graduate students and until midnight for undergraduates. Faculty have studio/offices adjacent to the printshop and use the facility to produce their own work. Below is a list of the facilities and equipment:


Main Intaglio: 1 Charles Brand press (36 x 60 inch bed), 1 Charles Brand press (16 x 30 inch bedsize), 1 Takach table-top press (24 x 48 inch bed), a new Kewaunee glass enclosed acid bath (12 x 4 foot), large dual ferric chloride vertical etching bath, 1 hot plates (28 x 36 inch), large upright aquatint box with an electric fan, kick shears, Delta scroll saw (for plate shaping) and a set of viscosity and relief rollers. Many of the table surfaces are covered in glass to assist in ink preparation and printing.


Main Lithography: Over 150 stones, 3 stainless steel faced plate backings, 2 Charles Brand presses (30 x 48 inch bed), 1 Charles Brand press (24 x 40 inch bed), 1 Takach Press (34 x 60 inch bed), 6 leather and 8 composition rollers (including a 26 lb. Takach-Garfield full sheet bleed roller), 16 foot stainless steel graining sink, Big Joe hydraulic lift (with metallic glitter flame decals).

Main Relief: 1 Charles Brand press (36 x 60 inch bed), Vandercook Proof press (24 x 40 inch bed), Franklin Press (26 x 20 inch bed) and a large collection of Takach inking rollers.

Screenprinting: A flexible working space with tables and a large screen storage area. Screen printing is serviced by a large, stainless-steel sink with a power washer and a Lawson large (48 x 72 inch) format exposure unit, and two Lawson Proto 24 x 30 inch (vacuum) presses.

Papermaking: David Reina Design Hollander Beater, Lee S. McDonald Hydraulic Paper Press, 12 deckel boxes, extensive supply of felts in a dedicated wet area with a floor drain.


FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT PRESSROOM:
Takach intaglio press (40 x 70 inch bed), Takach lithography press (34 x 60 inch bed), Vacuum screen printing table (48 x 68 inches). An American French Tool intaglio-relief press with a 5 x 10 foot bed has recently been added.


LETTERPRESS AND BOOK ART LAB: Shared with the Graphic Design Program in the School of Art we have an SP-15 Vandercook (15 x 17 inch bed) and a large inventory of type.


PRINTMAKING DIGITAL RESOURCE LAB:
Six I-Mac Computers; Epson Expression 10000 11 x 17 inch flatbed color scanner; Epson Stylus Pro 9890 Inkjet Printer; Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Inkjet Printer (for film work); Xante Platemaker 5 (12 x 19 inch) with a Filmstar system; HP Laserjet 5200 Printer; and an Epson Digital projector. The lab is equipped with a full range of licensed software. The Art and Architecture Building is wireless.


PHOTO-PRINTMAKING AREAS:
A stand alone darkroom film and plate processing with a Omega color-head enlarger with 50mm and 80mm lenses; Amerigraph flip-top plate maker (32 x 40 inch exposure area); a NuArc line table and additional light table; and a vacuum frame (20 x 24 inch) with a point light.


OTHER FEATURES OF THE WORKSHOP:
Crit-Tiki: a special "God-Like" deity to assist in making critical judgements.
The Juan Valdez Beverage Center: includes a 12 cup coffee-maker, a microwave oven and a condiment dispenser.
Internet Radio from Six Speakers: because music and independent news is a good thing.
Mona Lisa Koosh Court: to assist in developing hand-eye coordination and various motor skills. A ping-pong table may be set-up on demand.




 

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