Union St Printmakers provides the following print services:

  • UV screenprinting exposures

  • Mentoring

  • Editioning your plates

  • Beginners / Startup Print Packs

  • Mat cutting services

  • Associate Member print studio access at Stone & Quoin Studio 6 Manton St Hindmarsh


UV Screen Exposures

Now available, yay!

Transparencies up to A3 in size. (A3 is ~30 x 42cm)
$50 strip/expose.
1-2 week turnaround.
Please email Simone to arrange. (No drop ins thank you.)

Exposed with the Leapfrog Studente system from above the screen, meaning artwork should be reversed for best results. Murakami Photocure TXR pink emulsion.

For exposing transperancies larger than A3, on to screens up to 60 x 70cm (outer dimensions), please contact Norwood Screenprinters on 8363 3925.


Mentoring

If you need assistance in solving technical problems or developing your print practice, you may wish to book a one-on-one session with Simone.

  • Please email Simone to check availability, advise your time frame and a concise description of the kind of assistance you are looking for. (Brief, dot pointed descriptions are perfect.) Simone will then telephone for a brief chat about your needs, and to make an appointment.

  • Fee: $80 per hour. Minimum booking 1 hour, additional time charged in 30 minute increments. (3 hour sessions discounted to $200.)

  • Possible times: 1-2pm in the Central Market on a Wed-Thurs-Fri (discussion only). 6pm on a Wed-Thurs-Fri evening in the studio (discussion, demonstrations, problems solving, with prints and equipment, if necessary).

  • Always by appointment, best arranged several weeks in advance.


To enquire further, please email Simone.


Editioning

Simple editioning services are available with advance notice.

If you do not have access to a press, are time-poor or your favourite part is making your plate - rather than printing it - then you may wish to have Simone print your plates for you.

  • Please email Simone to check availability and advise your time frame.

  • Provide Simone with your block, paper torn/cut to size, colour samples and/or a BAT print to work from. She'll take care of the rest.

  • Fee: $80 per hour, including set up and cleaning. Includes inks and miscellaneous consumeables. Minimum booking 1 hour, additional time charged in 30 minute increments.

  • The number of prints that can be pulled in an hour will be determined by the kind of print, the condition of your plate, your paper and the complexity of the print required.

  • As a gauge - when the print gods are smiling - 90 minutes with a perfectly cut and stored 30x30cm lino block, a perfect registration sheet and pre-cut/torn print paper and tissue paper can result in 10-20 single-colour prints, including set up and cleaning. (The number of prints will be determined by the complexity of your lino block, the way in which your have cut it, and the ways in which your plate and paper have been stored.)


To enquire further, please email Simone.


Beginners / Startup Print Packs

To order a Beginners / Startup Printmaking Pack for yourself or as a gift for someone else, please email Simone. More information here.


Mat cutting services 

Simple mat cutting is available with advance notice.

If you do not have access to a framer or mat cutting facilities, you may wish to ask Simone to cut mounts for your prints.

  • Please email Simone to check availability and advise your time frame.

  • Provide Simone with your mat board, prints, measurements and instructions. She'll take care of the rest.

  • Fee: $50 per hour. Minimum booking 1 hour, additional time in 30 minute increments.

  • With sufficient notice, sheets of warm white matboard may be purchased from Simone for $14/sheet.

  • The number of mounts that can be cut in an hour will be determined by the variety and sizes of your prints. (For example, 10 identical mounts can be cut more quickly than 10 mounts that are different sizes.)


To enquire further, please email Simone.


Studio access hire

Stone & Quoin Studio at 6 Manton St Hindmarsh is available for hire to printmakers who are Associate Members of the studio in 4 hour increments.

Workspace hire includes access to intaglio and relief cylinder presses (with blankets and lino bearers), an inking table, print drying racks, paper table with cutting mat, waterbath with towels, work bench, basic cleaning materials, tea and coffee making facilities. Artists to provide their own paper, inks, intaglio materials (dabbers and tarlatan), brayers and cleaning rags.

Artists will be required to demonstrate proficiency and undergo an induction before using the workspace. The workspace can only be hired when a studio manager (Simone or Damien) is in attendance, so please make reservations in advance. 

For Associate Member studio bookings of the Stone & Quoin print studio or hire of Geoffrey, our small portable press, please click here and/or email the Studio Managers Simone Tippett and/or Damien Warman. * New STONE & QUOIN STUDIO website coming soon *

Workspace availability is determined by teaching schedules and prior bookings.

Please note: the workspace may be booked by several artists at a time when more than one press is available. Likewise, it is possible for the workspace to be simultaneously booked for relief and intaglio printing.

To enquire further, please email Simone.