Restricted Access Individual Access to the Impress Studio is restricted to Studio Inducted Members Only. You must be a current financial member to receive this benefit. Membership information can be found on the Members page of this website.
Induction You need to complete an Induction Process before you can receive an access card to the studio.
The Impress studio facilities support a broad range of printmaking processes and art forms including all types of etching, drypoint, screen printing, linogravure, collograph, wood block, wood engraving, monoprinting, lithography, letterpress book making, and a darkroom with screenprinting / solarplate UV exposure units. Impress also supplies a wide range of materials including inks and papers for intaglio, relief and screen-printing processes.
Amongst the equipment available to our members currently are included:
1 Large MES Etching Press - Flat Bed dimensions 220 x 107 cm /
1 Medium Etching Presses - Flat Bed dimensions 132 x 69 cm
1 Small Etching Press - Flat Bed dimensions 104 x 52 cm
1 Large Lithography Press - Flat Bed dimensions 000 x 000 cm
1 Small Lithography Press - Flat Bed dimensions 000 x 000 cm
1 Book Presses - Flat Bed dimensions 000 x 000 cm
1 Portable Etching Press -Flat Bed dimensions 000 x 000 cm
1 Letterpress - Flat Bed dimensions 000 x 000 cm
Acid and Fume Room
Lithography Graining Sink
Light Table 135 x 90cm which also doubles as an inking table (lowest level)
Screen Exposure Room
Screenprinting UV Exposure Unit
Solarplate UV Exposure Unit
Screen Washout and Drying Unit
Printmaking Papers for Sale We also have a range of printmaking materials available for sale to members including the following papers: Magnani, BFK Reeves, Hahnemuhle, Dutch Etch, Schut Japon, Somerset and Snowden and Fabriano. (subject to stock levels - See Impress Shop)
Personal Printmaking Kit
We recommend that you collect together a basic Printmaking Kit including such items as:
2-3 Old, well-washed, large, light-coloured towels or bath sheets for an efficient and economical way to blot paper
large plastic bags to keep paper damp after blotting and while printing
a box of disposable latex or plastic gloves in your size
a collection of rags for cleaning up after printing
old plastic loyalty cards or small offcuts of mount board for wiping ink onto etching plates
strips of offcut printmakers paper to use as 'paper fingers' when editioning.
A snap-blade cutting knife and long metal ruler
Artist's Folder to carry and protect good printmakers paper and prints to and from the Studio
Any other tools or supplies that you favour and use regularly.
Store together in a bag, box or trolley, always ready to go to and from the Studio
Warning Please keep your swipe card on your person at all times. If you leave the studio without it, you will not be able to regain access for any forgotten jobs or possessions. This is important as we do not have an on-site manager and any calls to the security service who monitor the system will be at the member's expense.
Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery Brisbane Australia is a not-for-profit open access community print making Studio and Gallery managed and supported by fine artist volunteers through a program of membership contributions, donations and fundraising