Artists Image Resource (AIR) provides community access to facilities and printing equipment through its community access programs. Access is scheduled based on experience. Processes include screen printing, digital printing, intaglio, lithography, and letterpress. AIR provides technical support in any process billed out on an hourly basis.
Community access programs fall into three categories (open studio, tutorial, and shop rental) and all shop activities are scheduled via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pricing schedules can be made available upon request.
WHEN ARE OPEN STUDIOS
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 10 p.m.
WHO CAN USE OPEN STUDIOS
If you are an experienced screen printer and you need a place to makes films, burn screens and complete a run of posters, t-shirts or prints, you can access the AIR open studio on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 10 p.m. Other print processes available for a shop fee including orientation.
WHAT ARE OPEN STUDIOS
The Open Studio program is a first-come first-served, volunteer-driven environment designed to allow knowledgeable printers to print short run projects that can be completed in one evening.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
Present your project to the volunteer attendant. Depending upon how busy the shop is, the attendant can assist you in making the film and exposing the screen. The attendant will further provide the, supplies package and set you up to print. Any assistance beyond this is billed at $25 per hour.
AIR’s open studio is not conducive to larger projects, but other shop space and equipment can be made available. If you need instruction, tutorials can be scheduled. If you need more controlled space, shop rentals are available. Short orientations can be provided on the spot during open studio for $20, based on availability.
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
Film positives at 8 x 10 inches for $1 and at 11 x 17 inches are $3 each. Larger films are available at $5 per sq. foot.
20 x 24 inch screens with a 200 mesh count are available for $5 each. Shop screens are coated with a direct photo emulsion, exposure included.
23 x 31 inch screens with a 200 mesh count are available for $10 each. Larger screens are available upon request (please allow for two days lead time).
Supplies package: Printing stations (hinged screen lock downs), squeegees, ink scoops, masking tape, paper towels, registration punch and pins, and some proofing paper is made available as part of a $5 supplies package.
Acrylic inks are available (for paper and fabric) in various colors $18 for quarts and $7 for eight ounce containers.
Some papers are available on site ranging from 25¢ to $10.
Send inquiry to email@example.com.