Centre3

Facilities

Housed in a 6000 square foot arts centre at the heart of the James North Arts District in Hamilton, Centre3’s Print Arts facilities are extensive. Scroll down for a list of facilities and rental details.

Print Media

Print Media Facility Fees

Day Pass

$15

Week Pass

$60

Month Pass

$100

Six Month Pass

$400

Annual Pass

$600

10 Session Booklet

$100

( must be used within the year of purchase )

Print Media Facility Hours of Operations

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Access for Key Holders: 24/7

Print Studio

Screenprint

SCREENPRINT EQUIPMENT:

  • Cincinnati One Arm Squeegee Vacuum Printing Table – table area: 94” x 60” Vacuum area 63” x 44”
  • Vacuum printing table – 33 x 48”
  • 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
  • 3, 15 x 17” flash dryers
  • 2, 15 x 15” heat presses
  • Sharpline exposure unit – 48 x 60”
  • Workhorse LED exposure unit – 30 x 40”
  • Lancer exposure unit – 24 x 30”
  • Nuarc first light exposure unit – 24 x 30”
  • Various sizes of screens and squeegees
  • Screen reclaiming booth and power washer
  • Drying Racks
  • Work tables

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • ECO strip emulsion remover
  • In-house cleaning supplies (sprays, soap, paper-towels)

PAID SUPPLIES:

  • Photo Emulsion (750ml)$30
  • Photo Emulsion (375ml)$15
  • Screen Rental (per month) – Includes Reclaiming$10
  • Vellum Stencils – 12″ x 18″ / per stencil$1
  • Oversized Transparencies – Please consult info@centre.com for more info.

Lithography

LETTERPRESS EQUIPMENT:

  • Vandercook Universal III – 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
  • Lockups
  • Various metal typefaces
  • Various sizes of cutting mats
  • Various rulers & tear bars
  • Paper cutter 18” x 24”
  • Light table
  • Paper Drying Rack

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • Roll-up ink 
  • Carborundum 
  • Cheesecloth 
  • Nitric acid 
  • Phosphoric acid 
  • Gum arabic 
  • Asphaltum 
  • Magnesium 
  • Rosin 
  • Talc 
  • In-house cleaning supplies (solvents, alcohol, sprays, soap, paper-towels) 

PAID SUPPLIES:

  • Metal Plates
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Drawing materials

Intaglio and Relief

INTAGLIO AND RELIEF EQUIPMENT:

  • Charles Brand etching press 32” x 52”
  • Praga etching press 30” x 48”
  • Variety of felt and rubber blankets
  • Stainless sink for soaking paper
  • Hot plate 18” x 24”
  • Rosin box for aquatints
  • Dedicated acid & exhaust room
  • Ferric chloride tank
  • Enclosed nitric acid etching unit.
  • Edwards Pedicut 50” plate cutter
  • Various sizes of brayers and rollers
  • Various sizes of cutting mats
  • Various rulers & tear bars
  • Paper cutter 18” x 24”
  • Light table
  • Drying Rack

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • Nitric acid
  • Ferric chloride (copper etching)
  • Hard ground
  • Soft ground
  • Asphaltum
  • Magnesium
  • Talc
  • In-house cleaning supplies (solvents, alcohol, sprays, soap, paper-towels)

PAID SUPPLIES:

  • Paper
  • Pates & Blocks
  • Drawing materials
  • Ink
  • Gloves
  • Tarletan

Letterpress

LETTERPRESS EQUIPMENT:

  • Vandercook Universal III – 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
  • Lockups
  • Various metal typefaces
  • Various sizes of cutting mats
  • Various rulers & tear bars
  • Paper cutter 18” x 24”
  • Light table
  • Paper Drying Rack

INCLUDED SUPPLIES:

  • In-house cleaning supplies (solvents, alcohol, sprays, soap, paper-towels)

PAID SUPPLIES:

  • Paper
  • Ink
  • Plates & Blocks

Digital Studio

  • Canon IPF8400 44 inch Giclee Printer
  • Mac Pro 3-5GHz 6-Core with colour calibrated 27” monitor
  • XANTE Platemaker 5 for polymer plates
  • Mac Pro 3.5ghz 6-core
  • 27″ iMac Pro
  • 2 6×11″ Wacom Drawing Tablets
  • Epson XL10000 18×24″ Scanner
  • Epson v500 Pro 11×17″ Scanner
  • software includes Adobe Creative Suite
  • + more

Media Arts

Media Arts Facility Fees

Computer usage with no printing

$3 /hour

Tech support for web, video editing, digital design, other services, etc.

$25 /hour

Video and Audio editing

$5 /hour

Digital Lab orientation is free to members

$0

Media Arts Facility Hours of Operations

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Access for Key Holders: 24/7

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
  • Canon VIXIA HFR500 Camcorders
  • Arduino Experimentation Kit
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 USB Audio Interface
  • Behringer XENYX 1204FX Mixer
  • ProTools Mbox Mini Audio Interface
  • KRK Rockit5 Powered Studio Monitors
  • Yorkville YSM8 Active Studio Monitors
  • Zoom H6 Recorders
  • Zoom H4N Recorders

PAID SUPPLIES:

  • Ink$5
  • Somerset Velvet 44″ $4
  • Canson Rag Photographique 44″ $4
  • Pictorem Canvas Exhibition 44″ $4
  • Canson Photo High Gloss 44″ $4
  • Epson Lustre Photo 24″ $4
  • Canson Satin Photo 44″ $4
  • Epson Crystal Clear Film 24″$2
  • Note: All paper and ink pricing is per square foot.
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