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Labs, Shops, and Studios

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

Please note the last day of all orientations for the Printmaking and M100 facilities will be Wednesday October 31st. After this date no more orientations will be offered for the Fall 2018 semester.

The Parsons Printmaking Studio is both a classroom and laboratory that provides resources and equipment for a range of printmaking processes, including M100  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.


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. 

Presses and workstations can be reserved ahead of time through our Webcheckout link. Use of presses or workstations can be checked out upon arrival in the shop, but space is limited and priority will be given to students that have reservations.

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