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The Scuola offers a large and well-equipped printshop with eight intaglio presses, a lithographic press, a typography with mobile type, and a vertical woodcut press.

The printshop is open both to expert artists who wish to work independently and to enthusiasts who wish to be guided by our qualified staff in the preparation and printing process of the plates.

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Art Supplies

You are required to provide your own materials, including glue, acrylics, permanent markers, carborundum, tarlatan and brushes. Coloured inks, etching paper, copper, zinc and wood can be purchased from the Studio or in local stores. There are some materials in the print studio available to everyone in limited quantities: Etching grounds, soft ground, alcohol, petroleum, detergents, gloves, bites (ferric chloride, copper solphate), lithography stones, black oil base ink for etching, lithography and typography black ink, proof paper and vellum paper. Special care must be taken with use of Scuola equipment and in particular to return all such equipment back to where it belongs after use. Equipment is never to be removed from the Scuola. Each morning a staff member checks all equipment, printing characters, inks, rollers, brushes etc: Books in the studio & library are to be returned to their place after consultation and are never to be taken out of the Scuola.