Union St Printmakers provides the following print services:

  • Beginners / Startup Print Packs
  • Editioning your plates
  • Mat cutting services
  • Print studio hire at Stone & Quoin Studio 6 Manton St Hindmarsh

Beginners / Startup Print Packs

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

Currently available:- Acrylic Drypoint Beginners / Startup Pack.

Coming soon:- Beginners Lino Pack, Beginners Monoprinting Pack, Beginners Drypoint and Monoprinting Pack.

And all the details:

  • Acrylic Drypoint Beginners / Startup Pack, normally $150, discounted to $120 for purchasers of Enjay presses and UStP students. Click here for the pack contents.
  • Each pack enables you to set up and print 3 different plates in a press, creating up to 18 prints. Most importantly, each pack provides clear instructions on how to make a print, where to source future materials (both new and recycled) and further information to help you to extend your skills.
  • For use in a cylinder or etching press with felts/blankets.
  • With advance notice, multiple or bulk packs are available for workshop and school environments.


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.

  • 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: $50 per hour, including set up and cleaning. Includes inks and miscellaneous consumeables. Minimum booking 1 hour, additional time 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 paper could give you up to 30 single-colour prints and several ghosts, including set up and cleaning.


To enquire further, please email Simone.


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.

  • 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 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 bookings as an Associate Member or as an casual user of the Stone & Quoin print studio, please 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.