|This is the first thing u see on entering the first studio.
SAFETY first / Precautions / Procedures :
Looking at the signages around the studio / workspace, i cant help wonder whether the parents would have allowed their undergrad sons & daughters take up this disciplin,e..if they knew! ha ha.. Just in jest.
But, seriously, whenever your are using tools and chemicals (even in home science class where u can get scalded by hot oil), one must RESPECT the tools & chemicals.
Also goes to show the dedication of printmakers. Hazardous fumes, danger of spills, ..are all part of printmaking.
|Manual printing press|
|Automated printing press (for the older ones..says Prof. Rahman)|
Printing presses - either manually operated or automated, Just press a button & it slowly rolls the print plate & paper into the machine and out.
---> Can anyone help?. Pls write in your comments below. Picture A & B
Now we come to the next studio :
Wow..that's a huge & heavy roller. Here, Prof Rahman is showing me how to ink the block. Looks like you got to be strong & fit too to do printmaking. Well that's putting to good use the muscles u gain from gym workouts.
This also requires heavy lifting. Some of the stone blocks are so large, they even have a forklift to carry it to the press. It's from imported limestone. Just how is stone lithography done?
When u finish using this image on the stone, how do u remove the image to make another... You dligently and meticulously grind it off!
QUIZ 2 -
Can u explain how these TWO machines work?
Picture C & D
HANDMADE paper source
This patch of banana trees provide raw materials for handmade paper making, another printmaking 'resource'.
Definitely a WELL-EQUIPPED PRINTMAKING STUDIO..