Facilities and equipment

Common equipment

  • Drying rack

        (max. 90 x 130 cm)

  • Drawing / Print drawers

        (max. 60 x 90 cm)

  • Refrigerator

  • Expresso coffee machine​

  • Light table 40 x 40cm

  • Hot table for plate inking

  • Hot press for textile cure

Intaglio

  • Electric intaglio press (bed press 80 x 180 cm)

  • Edinburg etch is used as an etching acid

  • Tray-etching method (max. 45 x 65 cm)

  • Preference to non-toxic methods

Relief

  • Manual relief print press

        (max. 60 x 100 cm)

  • Cast iron copy press (max. 20 x 30 cm)

Silkscreen 

  • Vacuum table (max. 94 x 117 cm)

  • Multiple screens (max. 113 x 90 cm)*

  • High pressure washer and washing booth

  • Used inks: Water soluble

Darkroom

  • Exposure devices for silkscreen frames (max. 110 x 140 cm)

* The screens are individual and users should bring their own. Screen stock is limited according to the use for workshops, guest artists and conservation / maintenance states.

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Price List

(Intaglio and relief print facilities)*

 

Induction Session

(1 hour, mandatory for new users):

20 eur/person.**

 

Daily Access

(from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.):

30 eur/day.

 

Editioning Assistance:

25 eur/hour.***

 

Security Deposit

(Autonomous Access/Residency):

50 eur/person.****

 

Vargas Print Studio provides solvents, newspapers, cleaning rags and other consumables, as well as printmaking preparation tools, for workshop use only. Inks, special materials and paper can be bought directly to the studio, or brought by the user.

 

Normal and reasonable use of materials and resources is taken into account when establishing workshop access prices.

 

* No VAT is included to the prices (VAT 24%).

** Prices do not include insurance (mandatory) for users/participants of workshop activities.

*** Editioning assistance includes help in paper preparation, printing and finishing of work.

**** The Security Deposit will be returned upon verification of workshop conditions at check out.

 

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Price List (Silkscreen print facilities)*

 

Induction Session

(1 – 8h, mandatory for new users):

25 eur/h.*

 

Daily Access

(from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.):

30 eur/day/person.**

 

Editioning Assistance:

25 eur/hour.***

 

Security Deposit

(Autonomous Access/Residency):

50 eur/person.****

Screen coating and exposure (please bring your own positives)

25 eur/screen. 

Other materials such as tesa tape, inks, positives and screens are individual.

*No VAT is included to the prices (VAT 24%)

 - Prices do not include printing materials such as tapes, cling paper, cleaners, etc. There are common protection materials needed for working with screen-printing.

 - Price list is for individuals. For commercial purposes, 25% is added.

 - Prices do not include insurance (mandatory) for users/participants of workshop activities.

** Non-cancellable reservation will be charged at full price if not done 7 days before.

***Assistance help in paper preparation, printing and finishing of work.

**** The Security Deposit will be returned upon verification of workshop conditions at check out.

Note: 

Ask separately for courses to rita.vargas(a)gmail.com. Private courses are also possible.

The workshop is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday, subject to prior booking.

Sessions are booked, at least, three days in advance by calling 0452215100.

We can provide inks, plates and various papers, subject to prior arrangement.

© 2023 by Vargas Print Studio

Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki

Tel: 00358(0) 452215100

rita.vargas(a)gmail.com

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