RESOURCES

Seacourt offers access to the widest range of printmaking techniques in Ireland. We have an open door policy - if you are competent in the print form you want to use you are welcome to join us. If you want to learn a new technique or brush up your skills take a look at our participation options.

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ETCHING

Two Harry Rochat Etching Presses, bed sizes 26" and 32" width

One small starwheel press

Two table top presses

Guillotine for cutting metal plates

Copper, Aluminium, Perspex and Axpet Polyethylene sheets available for purchase

Photec Photo-sensitive laminate for Photo-intaglio applications available for purchase

Galvetch facilities for etching steel plates and a Ferric Chloride tank for etching copper.

Copper Sulphate tanks for etching aluminum and zinc

Gavograph Computer controlled engraver

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LITHOGRAPHY

A Polymetaal direct hand press, bed size 30" x 40"

A John Grieg direct hand press, bed size 15"x24" bed

A selection of limestone litho stones, aluminium plates and photo-positive plates are also available for purchase

Both traditional and Waterless Lithography available

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RELIEF PRINTING

Columbian Press, built in 1825, bed size 20" x 26"

A hand-operated 24"x32" cylinder letterpress

A number of book presses of various sizes

Lino sheets to purchase

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SCREEN PRINTING

Four Vacuum Printing Tables - two with squeegee arms

One textile printing table

A self-contained Exposure Unit for exposing plates or screens, available exposure surface 48" x 60"

A back-lit Washout Booth and Power Washer

Drying cabinet for screens

A number of large and medium-size screenprinting frames

Several portable screenprinting units

Seacourt uses only water-based screenprinting inks

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COMPUTER FACILITIES

Mac and PC facilities with wireless internet connection are available for artist members (only)

Epson Photo Stylus 4800 Ink Jet Printer (for prints to A2 size)

Photoshop CS2 available on all computers

Gravograph A4 digital engraver

A3 and A4 Photocopier