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Equipment

RESOURCES

Seacourt offers access to the widest range of printmaking techniques in Ireland.

We are an open access workshop – if you have experience in the print technique you’d like to use you are welcome to join us (Become a member from one day to full keyholding).

 

ETCHING

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

One small starwheel press

Four 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

 

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

RELIEF PRINTING

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

A hand-operated 24″x 32″ cylinder letterpress

A number of book presses of various sizesLino sheets to purchase 

 

 

SCREEN PRINTING

Four Vacuum Printing Tables – two with squeegee arms

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

 

COMPUTER FACILITIES

PC and Laptop facilities with wireless internet connection are available

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

Photoshop CS2 available 

A3 and A4 printers

LETTERPRESS

We have an extensive collection of Letterpress type and three Adana hand presses that we can bring to events.

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Printmaking Courses Spring 2022

Join Seacourt Print Workshop this Spring for a full programme of printmaking courses including screen printing, salt etch, traditional etching, mono printing and many more…

With Heart and Hand

In spring 2021, Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive commissioned six artists from Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor to make a creative response to With Heart and Hand, a UTV programme made in 1966 to commemorate the Battle of the Somme.

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Seacourt Print Workshop is moving again, for what will hopefully be the last time. We have been busy packing up our workshop, uncovering lots of historic artefacts and reminiscing about how far Seacourt has come over the past 40 years.

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