Facilities

Windsor Printmaker’s Forum provides facilities for the following processes:

Intaglio

- vertical ferric chloride etching bath for copper plates
- two intaglio presses (Rembrandt and P-K)
- 32 x 40 inch paper soaking sink
- a small selection of large rollers and small brayers
- hot plate and both solid and liquid etching grounds

Letterpress

- Vandercook automated proofing press (under repair)
- ample furniture, leading and other necessary tools (quoins, composing sticks, etc)
- a moderate selection of lead typefaces and a large selection of ornaments and borders

Lithography

- Rembrandt lithography press
- stone graining sink
- a selection of litho stones up to 22 x 30 inches
- forklift for moving stones
- two leather rollers and three composite rollers
- carborundums, lithotine, gum arabic, nitric acid, rosin, talc

Papermaking (this facility is currently under construction)

- Hollander beater
- two large pulp vats
- varying sizes of molds and deckles up to 24 x 30 inches
- hydraulic press large enough to accommodate 24 x 30 inch paper sheets

Relief
- Rembrandt etching press roller can be raised to accommodate up to a one-inch wood block

Screenprinting

- vacuum exposure unit
- darkroom for screen coating
- large printing tables
- squeegees

Other Equipment

- two nipping presses for bookbinding
- guillotine paper cutter
- print drying rack
- print storage drawers

WPF etching and relief studio
Intaglio and relief printing area