Centre3

Housed in a 6000 square foot arts centre at the heart of the James North Arts District in Hamilton, Centre[3]’s Printmaking and Digital studios are extensive. Scroll down for a list of equipment and facility details.

Facilities

Print Studio

Print Studio Facility Fees

studio day pass

$15 / *25

Week Pass

$60

Month Pass

$150

Six Month Pass

$500

Annual Pass

$850

10-DAY Studio PASS

$125 / *225

*for the use of carousels and belt dryers in the screen printing studio

Print Studio Hours of Operations

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Access for Annual Pass Holders: 24/7

Print Studio

Screen Printing (Serigraphy)

SCREEN PRINT EQUIPMENT:

  • Cincinnati One Arm Squeegee Vacuum Printing Table – (94” x 60” table area;  63” x 44” vacuum area)
  • Vacuum printing table – 33 x 48”
  • Sharpline exposure unit – 48 x 60”
  • Workhorse LED exposure unit – 30 x 40”
  • Various sizes of screens and squeegees
  • Screen reclaiming booth and power washer
  • Drying Racks
  • Work tables
  • Paper Cutter/Scorer
  • 6-Colour Odessy carousel t-shirt printing press
  • 6-Colour Benmar carousel t-shirt printing press
  • 4-Colour Shoba carousel t-shirt printing press
  • Benmar QLX Pro 2808 Belt Dryer
  • 15 x 17” flash dryers (x2)
  • 15 x 15” heat presses (x2)

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • ECO Strip emulsion remover
  • In-house cleaning supplies (sprays, solvents, soap, paper-towels, sponges, rags)

MEMBERS MUST SUPPLY:

  • Ink
  • Paper or garments for printing
  • Respirator
  • Gloves

SUPPLIES FOR PURCHASE:

  • Photo Emulsion (750ml) – $30
  • Photo Emulsion (375ml) – $15
  • Screen Rentals – $10/month (includes reclaiming)
  • Vellum Stencils (11 x 17″) – $1
  • Oversized Transparencies – pricing varies. Please contact info@centre.com for more info.

 

Lithography

LITHOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT:

  • Charles Brand Lithography Press – 30 x 48″ bed size
  • Large graining sink
  • Various rollers; leather and composite rubber rollers
  • Various limestones ranging from 8 x 10 ” to 24 x 30″
  • Scraper bars
  • Tympan Sheets
  • Levigator

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • Roll-up ink 
  • Carborundum in 80, 100, 120, 180, 220 grit
  • Cheesecloth 
  • Nitric acid 
  • Phosphoric acid 
  • Gum arabic 
  • Liquid Asphaltum 
  • Magnesium carbonate 
  • Rosin 
  • Talc 
  • In-house cleaning supplies (solvents, alcohol, sprays, soap, paper-towels) 

MEMBERS MUST SUPPLY:

  • Metal Plates
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Gloves
  • Apron
  • Respirator

Intaglio & Relief

INTAGLIO AND RELIEF EQUIPMENT:

  • Charles Brand etching press – 32 x 52”
  • Praga etching press – 30 x 48”
  • Hot plate 18” x 24”
  • Variety of felt and rubber blankets
  • Stainless steel sink for soaking paper
  • Rosin box for aquatinting
  • Ventilated acid room which includes ferric chloride and nitric acid baths
  • Edwards Pedicut 50″ plate cutter

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • Various sizes of brayers and rollers
  • Various sizes of cutting mats
  • Various rulers and tear bars
  • Light table
  • Drying boards
  • Drying rack
  • Hard ground
  • Brasso
  • Softground
  • Asphaltum
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Talc
  • In-house cleaning supplies (solvents, alcohol, sprays, soap, paper-towels)

MEMBERS MUST SUPPLY:

  • Paper
  • Ink
  • Copper or zinc plates
  • Lino or wood blocks
  • Gloves
  • Apron
  • Respirator

Letterpress

LETTERPRESS EQUIPMENT:

  • Vandercook Universal II – 18″ wide Bed
  • Vandercook No. 320 – 20″ wide Bed
  • Book Press – 10 x 12″
  • Various sizes of brayers and rollers
  • Lead Cutters
  • Various Metal & Wooden Furniture
  • Type-High Gauges
  • Composing Sticks
  • Galleys
  • Lockup bars, quoins and keys
  • Various metal and wood type

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • various rulers and tear bars
  • Stack paper guillotine, max paper width of 24″
  • Light table
  • Paper drying rack
  • In-house cleaning supplies (solvents, alcohol, sprays, soap, paper towels, rags)

MEMBERS MUST SUPPLY:

  • Paper
  • Ink
  • Plates & Blocks
  • Aluminum bases for mounting photopolymer plates
  • Gloves
  • Apron
  • Respirator

Digital Studio

  • Canon IPF8400 (44″) Fine-Art Digital Printer
  • Mac Pro 3-5GHz 6-Core with colour calibrated 27” monitor (x2)*
  • 6 x 11″ Wacom Drawing Tablet
  • Epson XL10000 Scanner (18 x 24″)
  • Epson v500 Pro Scanner (11×17″)
  • *software includes Adobe Creative Suite CS6
  • XANTE Platemaker 5 for polymer plates

Media Arts

Digital Studio Fees

Computer usage (scanning, video, audio editing, etc.)

$5/hour

Tech support for PRINT, web, video editing, digital design, etc.

$30/hour

Digital Studio Facility Hours of Operations

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

MEDIA ARTS EQUIPMENT:

  • Sony NXCAM HD Video Camera
  • Sony HVR-HD1000U Camera
  • SONY ECM-XM1 Condenser Microphone
  • Canon E0S Rebel T5i DSLR Camera
  • NIKON D60 DSLR
  • Tascam DR-70D Linear PCM Recorder for DSLR
  • Rode VideoMic Pro
  • Arduino Experimentation Kit
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface
  • Behringer XENYX 1204FX Mixer
  • ProTools Mbox Mini Audio Interface
  • KRK Rockit 5 Powered Studio Monitors
  • Yorkville YSM8 Active Studio Monitors
  • Zoom H6 Recorders
  • Zoom H4N Recorders

FINE-ART DIGITAL PRINTING SERVICES:

We carry the following materials for digital printing:
  • Epson Cold Press (44″)
  • Pictorem Exhibition Canvas (42″)
  • Hahnemuhle Canvas (44″) 
  • Canson Photo High Gloss (44″)
  • Epson Hot Press Bright (44″)
  • Epson Lustre Photo (24″)
  • Canson Photo Satin (44″)
  • Epson Crystal Clear Film (24″)
We also offer custom canvas stretching, photo retouching, and high resolution photo scanning services. Please contact digital@centre3.com for accurate pricing and service offerings.
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