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Manchester School of Art
The fine printmaking resources in Grsovenor

Fine Art Printmaking

The Fine Art print workshop is located in room G15 Benzie Building and is fully equipped with a wide range of printmaking equipment and processes including acid etching, plate lithography and screen printing.

Health & Safety

Safe working practice is of paramount importance within all workshops.

Please follow carefully all health and safety instructions – risk assessments have been made for all printmaking processes and practices and are available in the workshops - only inducted students have access to printmaking workshops.


Preparation areas for metal plates - hot plates - fume cupboards for acid etching - water baths and paper blotting table. Two etching presses.


Large lithography plate sink and preparation area - stone and plate lithography press - Columbian press for lino and wood cut.

Clean paper table – paper cutter and etching paper press.

Water-based Screen Print

The screen-printing workshop where water-based process is endorsed. Water-based inks are safe to use and are more environmentally friendly than their solvent counterparts. The Workshop is open to all inducted users, and can get extremely busy at peak periods.

Technical Staff

Vicki Wild
Technical Team Leader

Liz Edwards
Technical Officer

Howard Goody
Technical Officer

Mike Hitchens
Technical Officer

William Daw
Assistant Technical Officer