Printmaking

Master traditional + contemporary techniques

The printmaking area at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design offers an open, diverse, and holistic course of study based on the individual needs of our broad student population. Students are encouraged to take advantage of IU’s vast resources to realize their creative goals and to work on innovative ventures in other areas and disciplines. The program is committed to pushing the boundaries while not abandoning tradition.

Printmaking Archive

Unique to printmaking at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design is the Printmaking Archive. Recognized by IU Libraries, the Printmaking Archive holds more than 3,500 prints completed by graduate students dating back to 1963. The archive is used for teaching and exhibition purposes.

Tools + equipment

Intaglio/Relief workshop
  • Takach press
  • Dameco press
  • American French tool presses (2)
  • Pexto plate cutter
  • Rosin Box
  • Hotplates (2)
  • Paper soaking sink
  • Spray booth
  • Various rubber brayers
Lithography workshop

The lithography workshop also includes an adjacent graining room.

  • Lithographic stones (180)
  • Takach litho presses (2)
  • Charles Brand press
  • Hydraulic lift
  • Large print drying rack
  • Leather rollers (4)
  • Various rubber rollers
  • Graining sink
Screenprint workshop

The screenprint workshop also includes adjacent yellow light darkroom and washout room.

  • Screens of varying sizes (75)
  • Large metal screenprint vacuum tables (4)
  • Large wood laminate screenprint vacuum tables (4)
  • Light tables (2)
  • American Poly-Lite exposure unit
  • Belt Edge Sander
  • Ventilation spray booth
  • Large washout booths with pressure washers (2)
Teaching support equipment
Digital printing lab:
  • Epson 7890
  • Epson 7900
  • Epson 9600
  • HP LaserJet 5200
  • Mac workstation
  • Humidifier
  • Laminator
  • Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Microsoft Office software
  • RIP printing software
Paper handling:
  • Large mat cutter
  • Tables covered in cutting mats (2)
  • Numerous self-healing cutting mats
  • Light table
Printshop equipment
  • Takach Litho press
  • Brand Litho press
  • Takach etching press
  • Brand etching presses (2)
  • Dameco etching press
  • Pexto plate cutter
  • Hotplate
  • Light table
  • Ventilation unit
  • Rosin box
  • Etchant booth
Student Technology Center
  • Mac workstations (4)
  • Epson scanner 11x17
  • Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Microsoft Office software
A piece of art.
A piece of art.
A piece of art.

Inquiry + impression

Students are exposed to all printmaking processes, from 15th-century woodblock to modern practices. Through a rigorous, yet personalized course of study, students develop an individual studio practice.

Expand your printmaking in Venice

Venice is home to many of the world’s most visually striking and culturally rich buildings, libraries, and museums, making it an ideal location to study printmaking and artists’ books. Students also benefit from opportunities to meet with noteworthy European artists while studying at the prestigious Scuola Internazionale di Grafica.

Learn more about the Venice program

Visiting artists

Through the McKinney Visiting Artist Series, the printmaking program hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists to meet with students, present their work, and give workshops and individual critiques.

Some of our past visiting artists include:

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Alumni making their mark

A sign that says "I'm afraid of who I am"

Gavin Rouille

Gavin Rouille is a transgender artist and activist who specializes in typography-based projects and silkscreen. Rouille has exhibited works in Estonia, Germany, Ireland, and Mongolia. His work can be found in the permanent collection at the IU Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

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