Photography Labs and Print Media Facilities
We support all aspects of photographic image-making. This includes providing darkrooms for both black and white and alternative processes, digital printing and scanning, equipment loans, and a professional lighting studio.
Workshops are offered each semester as requested by faculty and students. The lab manager is available by appointment for one-on-one assistance with projects or technical instruction.
Black and White Darkroom
- Beseler 23cII/III enlargers
- Beseler 4" x 5" enlargers
Alternative Processes Equipment
- Supports work in cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, and other processes
- Two UV exposure units: NuArc 32-1ks metal halide unit with 28" x 32" vacuum frame, 30" x 40" UV light bank
- Contact print frames 11" x 14", 16" x 20", and 20" x 24"
Analog Camera Equipment (for class use only)
- Fully manual 35mm cameras
- Medium format camera systems
- View cameras
- Light meters
Digital Camera Equipment (available from AAP IT Solutions)
- Various Fuji and Canon mirrorless cameras
- Various Canon DSLRs
- Various light stands, clamps, and modifiers
- Profoto Monolights
- Lowel Omni travel light kits
- Lowel DP studio lights
- Seamless backdrop
Digital Printing, Advanced Digital Media Services (ADMS) Extension/Self-Service Space
- Mac Mini (two), 8 GB RAM, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, Solid State hard drive
- Eizo ColorEdge CG2420 monitors with hoods (two)
- Epson P5000 17" photo/matte inkjet printer (two)
- Epson Expression 10000 XL, 11-1/5" x 17-1/5" flatbed scanner
- Epson Perfection V800, 8-1/2" x 11-7/10" flatbed scanner
- Large format printing is available in Sibley Hall in ADMS.
Print Media Facilities
The print media facilities include dedicated studios for intaglio, lithography, and screen printing; a darkroom for hybrid processes; as well as the full range of services offered in the digital fabrication lab. An additional studio designated for graduate student and faculty use provides a professional space for fully resolved projects and serves as a pedagogical model studio where collaborations take place between artists. The print studios incorporate other material processes beyond their designed uses, including papermaking and casting, bookmaking, woodcut, and monotype.
- Charles Brand etching presses (three), 30'' x 50'', 26'' x 48'', and 20'' x 40''
- Tackach-Garfield intaglio press, 44'' x 84''
- Merco Savoy hot plates (three)
- Fume hood, 47'' x 90'' x 58''
- Large format Aquatint box
- Horizontal acid baths (two), 30" x 40" and 18" x 24"
- Variety of etching tools, rollers, and brayers
- Tackach-Garfield hand-operated lithography press, 34'' x 60'' (two)
- Charles Brand hand-operated lithography press, 30'' x 52''
- Fuchs and Lane lithography press, 25'' x 36''
- Large graining sink for stone Lithography
- Large assortment of rollers and brayers
Screen Printing Studio
- AWT World Trade Direct Exposure table, 32'' x 54''
- Separate wet and dark space with spray booth
- David Reina Design beater with bronze roll (pulp making machine)
- More than 50 screens to select from
- NuArc lithography exposure system, 41" x 31"
- Stainless steel washout sink, 48'' x 108''
- American French Tool intaglio press, 40'' x 70''
- Tackach-Garfield motorized lithography press, 34'' x 60''
- Charles Brand etching press, 16'' x 30''
- Merco Savoy hot plate
- Valad Electric Heating Company hot plate