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SNAP’s Printshop provides an opportunity for print-artists to produce work in a professional and safe environment that features facilities and equipment for Intaglio, Relief, Silkscreen, Offset Lithography, Letterpress, a Darkroom and a Digital Lab with large-scale printing. The Printshop allows printmakers to create work using a wide range of media and techniques. The Printshop is also used for educational classes and workshops in addition to community and collaborative events.

Artists with technical and practical printmaking experience can access the Printshop by becoming a member and by renting studio access by completing a rental agreement, an Admission Interview and Printshop Orientation.

Rental Privileges to the Printshop are only granted to members of SNAP.

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Permitted Uses Studio Art, Class, Special Event
Disciplines Visual Art
Restrictions On Use SNAP Printshop's facilities and equipment are to be used for printmakers and artists creating their own personal work. SNAP Printshop is not available or equipped for commercial production or printing. Membership is required to rent Printshop Access; yearly membership rates are: Student/Senior $20 Individual $40 Sponsor $150 Memberships can be be purchased online at /membership or in person at SNAP Gallery.


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How To Book

Please contact Amanda McKenzie, Printshop and Programs Coordinator at 587.521.2640 or at in order to arrange Printshop access or to rent any available individual studios.

SNAP Printshop is also available for tours, demonstrations, private bookings and group workshops; please inquire for more information.

Hours Of Operation Printshop Office Hours: Tuesday 12 – 6 pm Wednesday 12 - 6 pm Thursday 12 – 7 pm Friday 12 – 5 pm Saturday 12 – 5 pm *Hours are subject to change Renters will be granted either Limited Access or Unlimited Access based on the Printshop and Programs Coordinators discretion during the Admissions Interview and Printshop Orientation. Limited Access allows renters day use of the facilities during office hours. This access is granted to individuals who have limited printmaking experience. Unlimited Access allows renters 24 hour access 7 days a week to all of the facilities and equipment in the printshop. This access is granted to individuals with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (specialization in Printmaking) or equivalent and recent experience in Printmaking or in a Printshop.
Rental Policy Printshop Rental Access Due to the highly technical nature of printmaking, all renters must go through an admission process to gain access to the Printshop facility. This admission process ensures that the safety of the printmaker and the integrity of the equipment are preserved. Admission in to the program is assessed through an interview with the Printshop and Programs Coordinator. At the time of the interview, artists must show technical proficiency and be prepared to discuss their planned use for shop equipment. Renters will be granted either Limited Access or Unlimited Access based on the Printshop and Programs Coordinators discretion during the Admissions Interview and Printshop Orientation. Rental Privileges to the Printshop are only granted to members of SNAP. SNAP offers daily, weekly, monthly and yearly access rates to the studio as well as individual studio rentals. For more information please refer to the Printshop Rental Agreement.
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Booking Requirements Full payment, On site meeting, Membership
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Space Dimensions 4500.0 sqft
Space Features Heated
Technology Cell service, WiFi
Flooring Unfinished Concrete
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Lighting Fluorescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities Telephone in space
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Audio Equipment CD player
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment Printing, Printshop Facilities Intaglio and Relief Printing Equipment • 3 Presses • 1 Plastic paper soaking sink • 1 Horizontal ferric chloride acid bath • Assorted hand rollers and brayers • Metal Plate Cutter • Drying Boards Plate Lithography Printing Equipment • Offset press • Metal Plate Cutter • Positive Plate Pad Developer Letterpress Printing Equipment • 1 Vandercook SP20 Press – 20” x 34.5” bed size • 1 Challenge 15MP Precision Proof Press – 15” x 25.25” bed size • furniture and limited amount of type Screen Printing Equipment • 5 Printing tables • 2 Horizontal light tables • Screen coating room and coated light safe screen storage • Washout room with power spray washer • Drying rack • Assorted squeegees • Assorted screens available for rent Darkroom and Photo Exposure Equipment • Enlarger with lenses and film holders for 35 mm, medium format and large format negatives • Darkroom sink for developing and processing materials • 1 plate and screen Exposure Unit and a developing sink Digital Lab In 2015 SNAP received a grant to fund a Digital Lab. SNAP’s goal with the Digital Lab is to support and assist artists in the research and production of fine art prints. The Digital lab features: • Epson Stylus Pro 9990 44” printer • Epson Expression 11000 XL Scanner (photo) of up to 2400 dpi resolution and 48 bit colour • 3- 27 inch 5 K retina display iMacs with full Adobe Creative Suite programs • Desktop Ricoh printer that prints 8.5 x 11” and 11 x 17” Black and White toner proofs and screen positives • Epson WXGA 3LCD Wireless Data Projector • Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera

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Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Loading dock
Accessibility Accessible without stairs, Patron restrooms
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Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Studio Art - $33 $83 $165
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This space was last updated on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:04PM