Q: What programs does the Newark Print Shop offer?
A: The Newark Print Shop offers a variety of programs including our signature programs: Print Club, Printers in Residence, Pop Up Print Shop, and Print Exhibitions.
Q: Does the print shop have materials for etching?
A: Yes! We have a Conrad Etching Press with a 24″ bed for printing. We stock ferric chloride and trays for non toxic copper plate etching.
Q: What size screens are available to print on?
A: For print club program the image size required is 8.5 x 11. Larger screens are available for those who purchase studio passes. Prints must be made else where.
Q: Can the Newark Print Shop print my T-shirt project for me?
A: Certainly! Although we are a DO-IT-YOURSELF studio first and foremost and love to empower you to print your own projects. The most affordable way to do this is to attend our PRINT CLUB program and we will guide you through your project. If you prefer for us to print for you, then you can fill out the CUSTOM PRINTING form.
Q: How many screens can I burn with the Studio Pass?
A: The Studio Pass includes use of one screenburning. If you would like to reclaim and burn more screens, the rate is $25/per screenburning and $10/per reclaim.
Q: Can I bring my own screen to print club?
A: Yes. During Print Club, you can burn one screen for use, either yours or ours.
Can I drop off screens for NPS to reclaim and burn?
A: Yes. We provide screen burning and reclaim services and require 48 hours for turnaround from receipt of payment, high resolution images to burn, and screen drop off.
Q: How do I access the Newark Print Shop to print my projects?
A: All new printers to our space need to attend our open studio Print Club program before booking studio time. Once you have attended Print Club, you can purchase studio passes through our online calendar system.
Q: If I have previous experience with printmaking but haven’t printed at NPS, do I still need to attend Print Club before booking a studio pass?
A: Yes. Even if you have prior printmaking experience, all new printers to our shop need to attend Print Club as an introductory session to working in our shop. All shops are set up and run differently, and this is to ensure you know how and what we offer prior to booking studio time.
Q: What is Print Club and how do I join?
A: Print Club is our signature open studio program that is offered every Wednesday from 6-10pm. The program fee is $10 and includes use of one silkscreen, ink, and paper. We are fully staffed during Print Club with artist volunteers and resident artists who are available to offer assistance if needed. For more information visit: www.newarkprintshop.org/newark-print-club
Q: Do I have to register ahead of time for Print Club?
A: Print Club is a drop in program. You do not need to register ahead of time and you can come anytime between the hours of 6-10pm. Please keep in mind that we burn screens on a first come, first serve basis, and depending on the volume of participants, we sometimes run out of screens during Print Club so its best to come as close to 6pm as possible.
Q: Can I purchase apparel to print on during print club?
A: The Newark Print Shop sells Gilden T-shirts (sizes SM, MED, LG, XL) and blank canvas tote bags in variety of colors. All items are $5/each, or 5 for $20.
Q: Can I bring my own apparel to print on?
Q: Can you make more than one silkscreen during Print Club?
A: During Print Club, it is one silkscreen per person. You can burn up to two images on this screen.
Q: How can I purchase Exhibition Work for sale?
A: Come during studio hours and a shop monitor can assist you with purchasing artwork for sale.
Q: What type of print making can your facility accommodate?
A:Newark Print Shop is equipped to accommodate the following printmaking processes: woodblock and linoleum relief printing, copper plate etching and drypoint intaglio, water-based silkscreen printing, letterpress printing, cyanotype printing, and black and white film photography.