University of Mississippi

Facilities: Printmaking

The printmaking area is in a large classroom/studio on the first floor of Meek Hall in Room 124. There are cubicles for graduate and undergraduate majors, a darkroom and an adjoining work room with cabinets for storage.

The lithography press is a Takach-Garfield variable speed electric, 34″ x 57″, and lithography stones, rollers, levigators and a general purpose/graining sink are available in the printmaking shop.

For intaglio there are three presses: a 30″ x 50″ Charles Brand, a 20″ x 43″ antique mint press, and a 23″ x 36″ Whelan. Two proofing presses for type-high blocks and linoleum are also available. There is a ventilated acid area with glass safety doors, a drench shower and handheld eye-drench fountain.

A vacuum frame exposure unit and a dark room equipped with an enlarger are available for silkscreen and alternative photography methods, such as cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown prints.

Other equipment includes two hot plates, a bookbinders’ press, large paper cutter, mat cutter, metal shear, drying rack and a wall mounted plexiglass cutter.

Equipment:

4 wooden work tables 90”x42”
24 wooden and vinyl seat chairs
3 48” x 48” laminate covered work tops with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage on casters
2 25” x 96” laminate covered work tops with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage on casters
1 25” x 48” laminate covered work tops with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage on casters
1 24” x 72” mounted work top counters with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage
2 24” x 76” mounted work top counters with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage
1 24” x 56” mounted work top counters with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage
5 above ground wall mounted wooden storage cabinets with sliding doors and shelving
1 moveable wooden storage cabinet for tools
1 first aid kit
2 built-in wooden student storage cabinets with shelving
1 built-in wooden  storage cabinets with shelving for inks and tools
1 built-in storage area above built in wooden storage cabinets
1 light box
1 single basin hand washing sink
1 soap dispenser
1 wall mounted paper towel dispenser
1 chalkboard for instruction
1 metal flat file storage cabinet
1 paper cutter
1 wall mounted roll paper cutter and holder
1 Nuarc exposure unit
1 darkroom spindle door
inside darkroom
– 1 sink
-2 storage cabinets
-1 shelf
-1 drier photographic print

3 large moveable carts
1 small moveable cart
4 large plastic trays
1 verticle etching tank
1 inflammable cabinet storage for solvents
1 acid safety cabinet
2 fire exhtinguishers
2 plate warmers
1 Brand etching press
1 Star Wheel etching press
1 Whelan etching press
2 proofing presses
2 inflammable cans for solvent trash
1 emergency eye washing station
1 emergency shower
1 acid proof apron
1 acid proof face guard helmet
1 grinding sink
1 washout sink
1 double basin hand washing sink
1 glass top work table
1 Platen tabletop letter press
1 wall mounted sharps disposal container
1 etcher electric
2 levigators
1 lens telephoto 150 mm
1 Tachash press lithographic
1 projector carousel
1 meatal spring loaded rack drying & storage
2 fume hoods for ventilation
1 stand light

Studios
room 124 a                        9’ x 13’
2 work desks
1 storage cabinet
room 124 c                        8’ x 9’
1 work desk
room 124 d                        8’ x 9’
2 work desks
room 124 e                        8’ x 9’
1 work desk

room 124 b                        9’ x 13’
2 metal flat files print storage
1 shear metal cutting
1 wall mounted sharps disposal container
room 113
3 metal flat files  print storage
1 wall mounted plexi glass cutting system
2 moveable mat board cutters
2 25” x 48” laminate covered work tops with wooden base cabinet and drawer storage on casters
1 letterpress proofing press
1 moveable etching tabletop press
1 heat press
1 storage rack for lithographic rollers
3 large lithographic rollers
3 type cabinets for storage of moveable type collection
1 photocopier
1 metal cabinet for student print collection
3 work tabes 30” x 60”