open access

*Open access facilities are now available in both Elephant and Castle and West Croydon

Open access is available for printmakers who either have some previous experience or who have completed a workshop that is a minimum of two days in duration. This is to ensure that the equipment is used properly and safely and that printmakers are getting the most out of their sessions. 

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Facilities:

ELEPHANT & CASTLE:

  • Three screenprint vacuum tables, largest 178x305cm

  • Soft table tops for printing on fabric

  • Large exposure unit for photo silkscreens, cyanotypes and other alternative photographic processes, 238x177cm

  • Separate screen drying room

  • Separate wash room

  • Large drying rack

  • Light box, 100x135cm

  • Large sink unit with jet spray, width 200cm

  • Squeegees of various sizes up to 90cm

  • Coating troughs of various sizes

  • Screens available for short-term use

  • Photo emulsion/de-coater (pay as you go)

  • Large etching press, bed size 71x124cm

  • Small etching press, bed size 46x92cm

  • Hotplates

  • Rosin aquatint box

  • Smoking easel

  • Ferric chloride for etching copper

  • Copper sulphide for etching zinc

  • Separate acid room

  • Soft and hard ground

  • Squashing boards

  • Large and small rollers

  • Ink knives, spatulas and files

CROYDON:

  • 2 vacuum screenprint tables, 112x170cm & 112x135cm

  • Professional fabric printing table, 150x280cm

  • Screen drying cabinet

  • Backlit washout unit width 200x140cm

  • Large drying rack

  • Squeegees of various sizes up to 90cm

  • Coating troughs of various sizes

  • Screens available for short-term use

  • Exposure unit for photo silkscreens, cyanotypes and other alternative photographic processes, size..

  • Separate acid room with large sink 90x195cm.

  • Ferric chloride for etching copper

  • Copper sulphide for etching zinc

  • Large etching press, bed 70x130cm

  • Hotplate

  • Rosin aquatint box

  • Smoking easel

  • Soft and hard ground

  • Squashing boards

  • Large and small rollers

  • Ink knives, spatulas and files


HOW IT WORKs

You simply buy the pass up front and then book each session online by logging into the Members area.

If it is your first time at the studio, we ask that you complete a compulsory one off induction where you will be given the login details, as well as a full overview of the facilities and equipment used in the print rooms. This normally takes place at the beginning of your first session and has an additional charge or £25.

To arrange this, please contact the studio at info@bainbridgeprint.com once you have purchased your pass.

Open access session passes are ideal for printers who have had some previous experience and are confident enough to print independently. If you have limited experience printing, we would recommend taking one of our workshops before purchasing a pass.


SESSIONS
Monday to Sunday

  • 8am – 1pm, Morning Session (5 hours)

  • 1pm – 6pm, Afternoon Session (5 hours)

  • 6pm – 11pm, Evening session (5 hours)

10 sessions £180 to be used within 6 months from start date.
6 sessions £130 to be used within 3 months from start date.


TECHNICAL SUPPORT
We are very pleased to welcome Alice Irwin to Bainbridge Print Elephant & Castle as our new (and first ever) print fellow! Alice will be in the studio on Tuesdays throughout the morning and afternoon offering technical support and advice, primarily in the screenprint rooms.

DAY PASS
We also offer a day pass for those who require the use of print facilities to complete a short project. Please be aware a studio induction will be required and a booking and deposit must be made in advance. The cost for this is £55 per day. Please contact the studio directly to arrange this. 


session passes:

10 Sessions

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6 Sessions

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