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Studio Facilities


Graphic Studio Dublin is in a four-storey building which was formerly a distillery granary (total area 650sq m).

Ground floor
(approx 150sq m workshop area)

At ground floor level we have the following etching facilities and storage space.

Acid room
This includes a spit bite area, plate cleaning and degreasing area, and the acid cabinets. The largest acid tray fits a maximum plate size of 1800mm x 950mm.

Aquatint Room
The aquatint box fits a maximum plate size of 1000mm x 700mm.

Main floor Area
This includes work tables, a stop-out area, two guillotines, copper and paper storage, maintenance work area, and litho stone storage.

1st Floor
At first floor level we have the main administrative office, print room, digital print area (coming soon...), kitchen and toilet facilities.

Print Room
The print room is a multi function space which houses print editions in eight plan chests and can be used as a clean area to display prints. It currently also houses our extensive print archive. This space is also used as a meeting room, a lecture and education room, and for other activities such as life drawing.

Digital Print Area
This area is currently being fitted out and will house computers and digital printers for members use. Internet access is also provided for members here.

Kitchen/Library
The kitchen is where members have their meals and relax. Here we also have a library, which includes mainly print related books, technical and reference books etc (aprox 500 in all).

2nd Floor
(approx 150sq m workshop area)

On the second floor we have the Lithography area and three etching presses including our largest.

Lithography
We have currently got two lithography presses both of which can accommodate stones of up to 600mm x 1000mm in size. We have funding in place to buy a new Tacach press which will have a bed size of 1800mm x 1000mm. The graining sink is 1360mm x 1050mm.

The studio has approximately 140 lithography stones of various sizes of up to 1200mm x 90mm. Etching presses. The largest etching press bed is 2400mm x 1150mm. This press can also be used to print large relief prints. We have two other etching presses on this floor; bed sizes 1700mm x 790mm and 920mm x 460mm.

3rd Floor
(approx 150sq m workshop area)

On the third floor we have our relief printing area, most of our etching presses, and a print flattener.

Intaglio
There are four etching presses on the 3rd floor, bed sizes are; 1900mm x 790mm, 1500mm x 660mm, 1700mm x 790mm, and 920mm x 460mm. Of a total of 7 intaglio presses, all but the two smallest can also be used to print from lithographic plates, woodblocks, and lino.

In our relief printing area we have a Columbian press, bed size 860mm x 660mm, and an offset press, bed size, 960mm x 60mm.

The print flattening unit will take 67 prints 1050mm x 890mm in size, or many more of a smaller size.

Each member has a storage compartment for materials and one plan chest drawer on either of the top two floors. We also have toilet facilities on both these floors.