The Intaglio shop consists of approximately 1000 square feet for printing and working on plates with adjacent dedicated rooms for acid, grounds, a spray booth-room, plus separate spaces for our large fully vented 30 x 36” aquatint box and paper soaking and preparation. Within the large workroom we have four intaglio presses including a 40 x 70” bed French Tool press. There are two complete black and white ventillated inking stations with 36 x 28”thermostatically controlled hot plates that accommodate 2-4 people printing. The color area has built in glass counters that are also vented plus one moveable glass table for large roller work.
The dedicated acid room has 3- 30 x 40” custom made horizontal tanks and 3 large vertical tanks for ferric chloride, the largest of which can accommodate 30 x 40” copper. We have a new metal 70x 80 Olec metal halide exposing unit for all intaglio and litho related photo processes in a separate area.
We share a yellow light room with screen printing for Image-on and other light sensitive proceeses. The large format redlight darkroom, computer room and digital printers are described below are shared by all the print media.