The StudioLCB Depot and Phoenix Cinema. As well as boasting a much larger, brighter and better equipped studio space our new building also has an Exhibition Space and an Education Space.
We’ve also got lots of new equipment including a new exposure unit, two 30×40 silkscreen beds, lithography press and utility rooms for etching, silkscreen, photographic techniques and lithography.
If you’d like to come and look around the new studio please get in touch by email or by telephone on 0116 251 4174.
Our new studio is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays. It provides the facilities to practise a wide range of traditional printmaking techniques:
- Intaglio Methods
Etching, Mezzotint, Drypoint, Collagraph, Photo etching
- Relief Methods
Wood Cut, Lino Cut, Wood Engraving, Letterpress
- Other Methods
Stone Lithography, Photo Plate Lithography, Screen printing, Monoprinting, Gum Arabic Transfer Printing
- 2 Rochat etching presses, 26” x 48” / 66cm x 121cm
- 2 Extraction Units – Multiple baths for nitric and ferric etching
- Resin aquatint booth (max plate size 18” x 30” / 46cm x 76cm)
- 3 Rollaco portable presses
- Guillotine – suitable for cutting metal plates (zinc, copper & steel) up to 1 metre
- c. 1830 Britannia Hand Iron Press, 20” x 26” / 51cm x 66cm
- Beevers Hydraulic press, 20” x 26” / 51cm x 66cm
- Galley proofing press, 8” x 16” / 21cm x 42cm
- 3 x Adana presses, 8” x 5”
- 3 x Nipping presses, 12” x 18” / 30cm x 46cm and 2 @ 12” x 9” / 30cm x 22cm
- Lead & Wood Type
- We will shortly be taking delivery of a larger Beevers Hydraulic press and a Columbian press.
- Natgraph self contained exposure unit, 16” x 23” / 42cm x 60cm
- Natgraph self contained exposure unit, 30” x 40” / 76cm x 102cm
- 2 x Large silkscreen vacuum beds, 30” x 40” / 76cm x 102cm (operational mid-March 2016)
- Heatpress for small textile work, 36cm x 36cm / 14” x 14”
- Large wash out unit and drying cabinets
- Screen storage available
- Screens for hire.
- 2 Stone Lithography presses 18” x 33” / 47cm x 85cm and 26” x 40” / 65cm x 103cm
We offer an inhouse framing service. Please contact us for more details.
- Lockers and drawer hire available for storage of prints.
- We have a range of large drying racks.