Etching

Rather than use traditional acids to etch plates, Women’s Studio Workshop uses non-toxic materials: ferric chloride for copper and salt etch for aluminum and zinc. We generally stock copper and plastic plates, along with a selection of fine print and handmade papers.

Learn more about renting our studios here, or contact our Studio Manager Chris Petrone at chris@wsworkshop.org or (845) 658-9133 for more information.

Etching Studio Equipment List

  • 1200 sq. ft. studio space
  • Two Charles Brand press, 30″ x 50″ and 26″ x 48″
  • 18″ x 22″ viscosity rollers
  • A separate ventilated acid room with a 4’ x 29” workspace and stainless steel sink
  • Hot plate 20”x 24”
  • Flexible shaft rotary tool
  • 18″ x 24″ vertical tank with Ferric Chloride
  • Etching trays up to 25″ x 30″
  • Drying rack 30″ x 46″
  • Damp/dry box 28″ x 42″
  • Glass top inking table 26″ x 8′
  • Photopolymer platemaking capacity up to 23″ x 29″

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