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).



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



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


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 




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



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


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

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Seacourt Summer

Seacourt Summers is back! Drop in, say hello and try out some printmaking. We have some fun activities for everyone to enjoy!

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.