- Areas of Study
- About A&S
- Faculty & Staff
- Cultural Initiatives
- Research Initiatives
- B.A. Visual Arts
- B.F.A. Visual Arts
- B.F.A. Graphic Design and New Art Media
- M.F.A. Visual Arts
- Minor Art History
- Minor Visual Arts
- Teacher Licensure
A total of 3,595 square feet are devoted to the printmaking studios.
Instructional spaces include
5 studio/classrooms: One serigraphy, one lithography, two intaglios, and one general. Support spaces and storage: Acid room, serigraphy storage, and photo-exposure room.
This multi-purpose area contains six large work tables, 78 standard lockers, 35 flat file drawers for paper storages, a paper cutter and a 24"x36" light table.
This room contains a Takach-Garfield press, grinding equipment, stone storage and inking plate.
The University recently acquired a French Brisset star wheel lithography press circa 1825-1840.
For silkscreen and photolithography: 1-Amerigraph Vacuum 150 Screen Exposure Unit, for up to 28"x34" screens and plates.
In addition it houses a Griffin II, electric 32"x59" bed litho press, an 1830-era Brisset French Starwheel, 31"x43" litho press on loan, a Takach-Garfield press, grinding equipment, stone storage and inking, a hydraulic stone lift, 24 medium to large Bavarian limestone’s and various storage cabinets.
This room houses three intaglio presses including a Takach 18"x36" bed etching press, a 36"x60" French Tool etching press, ; an Alps press, 30"x66" bed; and a French processes. There are 68 flat file drawers for paper storage.
For the Intaglio processes the plate preparation room contains an aquatint box, a drop knife plate cutter, space for preparing plates with grounds and cleaning up. There are two sinks and an eye washer. In addition there is a large spray booth, which is used by the whole Department for safe venting fixatives, etc.
Letterpress & Book Arts Studio
The Department of Art & Design at the University of North Dakota created a letterpress and book arts studio in 2010. “Sundog Press” was created with equipment and materials funded by the Myers Foundations. A 19th century platen press was donated from Morgan Publishing of Grafton, N.D., a 40"x60" Showcard Machine Co. poster press, a Vandercook "I" letterpress, an 8"x10" "table-top" platen press and over 50 drawers of metal and wood type, ranging from 6" to 8pt. The only letterpress and book arts area in the North Dakota University System, the curriculum blends graphic design and printmaking techniques in a mixed-media environment.
Combining 400-year-old technology with contemporary design practices, undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to create limited edition books, posters and other printed material.
2 G-Mac computers, 1 Epson Stylus Pro 220 Printer, 1 HP LaserJet Photo 5100, 1 Epson Stylus Pro 7800 large-format printer with archival ink system and I HP large format 36" wide plotter, for photo-transparencies.
This room is specially vented to control acid fumes and has an emergency shower.
This room contains five printing stations, three with vacuum pumps and a print drying rack, a screen storage rack, a refrigerator, and a sink with a high-pressure washer. In addition there is a small exposure room for photo-serigraphy processes.