The WSU Printmaking Department supports a full range of printmaking disciplines, which include intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen, as well as monotype and collograph. The diversity of equipment and facilities allows for an exploration and blending of traditional and contemporary print methodologies. Students enrolled in printmaking classes have 24-hour access to the lab.The Printmaking department area consists of three adjoining studios: lithography, etching/collograph/relief, and silkscreen.
The lithography studio has 3 presses, the largest being a Takach with a 34″ x 60″ press bed. We have an extensive selection of litho stones that range in size from 9” x 11” to 24” x 36”. The facilities also support work in photo and aluminum plate lithography.
The etching lab offers equipment and supplies for intaglio, relief and collograph processes. Students have accessibility to three etching presses and an adjoining acid room contains the acid baths. A tabletop exposure unit is located in the etching lab for photomechanical processes.
The silkscreen studio consists of 3 large vacuum tables and multiple tables for printing and workspaces. For students incorporating photographic processes in their work, the screen-printing area has a bordering photomechanical area that contains a large exposure unit, along with a wash out booth.