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Printmaking Studio and Book Arts

2 W 13th St, Lower Level   •   Monday through Friday - 9:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes


All Printmaking classes have been successfully relocated! Unfortunately we have extremely limited resources for providing Printmaking facility access to Parsons students not currently enrolled in a Printmaking class. There is absolutely zero access to the basement at this time; although there was no damage to the Printmaking Studio at all, any materials or prints stored there before the fire will not be retrievable until further notice. In the meantime, please direct any Printmaking related questions or concerns to Ariana Barat (

M100 is open and all Book Arts Open Hours will be operating on an extended schedule as of Wednesday April 4th.

We are still providing LIMITED Positive Film Output services to Parsons students. Submissions and payment can be made through the same online process but printing will only happen once a week. All requests must be made before FRIDAYS AT NOON and can be picked up from the Book Arts Studio (M100) during Open Hours. For faster turnarounds, we recommend the following NYC based services: Holden’s Screen Supply,  Gowanus Print Lab

If you are working in an OFFSITE Printmaking Studio and have any questions that can’t be answered by a monitor or Technician in that shop, please email one of our Technicians and we will get back to you as soon as possible:

  • Sam Miller:
  • Megan Stroech:
  • Ken Goshen:


The Parsons Printmaking Studio is both a classroom and laboratory that provides resources and equipment for a range of printmaking processes, including lithography, etching, relief, and silkscreen. We also oversee the equipment and operations in our sister shop, the Book Arts Studio, which provides resources for letterpress and bookbinding.

Print Shop & Silkscreen

Print Shop & Silkscreen


The Printmaking Studio and Book Arts Room are open to students that are currently enrolled in a Printmaking course as well as students who have previously taken a printmaking course and/or fulfilled orientation obligations.

Students who have previously taken a printmaking course who are not currently enrolled in a class are required to take an orientation (per semester) specific to the equipment they will be using in order to utilize the facilities.

Students that have not taken any classes in our facility may have access to only the silkscreen and relief equipment and materials once they have taken an orientation (per semester).

There is a Screen Rental fee for students that would like to use a shop screen (outside screens are NOT allowed to be stored anywhere in the studio) as well as a Shop Materials Fee for Silkscreen, Etching, and Lithography (applicable only to students not currently enrolled in a Parsons Printmaking class).

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one of our technicians or stop by the studio during Open Hours.


In order to use a press during Open Hours you must first reserve a press online. Please see Document links on the right for Open Access Schedule and How to Reserve a Press.

Upon arrival in the studio you will be required to leave your student ID at the technician desk if you are going to use the studio equipment or materials. If you do not have your ID you will not be able to use any equipment or check out tools in the shop. 

ORIENTATIONS (mandatory for students not currently enrolled in Printmaking classes)

Orientations for Lithography, Letterpress, Etching, and the Vandercook are offered to students that have taken a class that utilizes the equipment they wish to use.

Orientations for Silkscreen and Relief printing are offered to all students. Material fees and Screen Rental fees may apply.

Any allotments or adjustments to these policies require a consultation with a Technician and approval from the Manager.

Related Equipment and Tools

• Vandercook SP-20

• Charles Brand Etching Presses

• French Tool Etching Press

• Charles Brand Lithography Presses

• Exposure Unit and Vacuum Frame

• EXcono Plate Exposure Unit

• Rhinotech Washout Booth