SCREEN PRINTING
The screen printing room is well furnished with four vacuum screen printing tables in different sizes. The largest screen printing table is A0 format. In addition, there is one rinsing room with a high-pressure cleaner and two drying racks.

 

Two textile screen printing tables are available for textile printing. Both tables are equipped with a reporting system. The same prices apply for textile printing as for screen printing. Ink and textiles must be brought by the artist himself. Water-based ink is mandatory.

ETCHING
There are four etching presses of different sizes (52 x 110 cm, 75 x 130 cm, 80 x 140 cm). The largest of 100 x 190 cm is motorized. There are two acid baths of 100 x 130 cm and a mobile container for very large sizes up to 73 x 109 cm. A metal cutter, a tray to wet the paper (80 x 120 cm), three ovens and two raised work tables are available. In addition, there is also an aquatint box with resin powder (70 x 80) present in the studio. A contact box and small darkroom are available for making photopolymer etchings. The use of the presses, current printing, cleaning products and the possibility to bite the plates are included in the price.

The studio distinguishes itself by the choice for an environmentally conscious and safe working process. Harmful solvents have been replaced by VCA / salad oil. Instead of traditional varnishes, acrylics are used where possible. Etching is done with copper sulphate and ferric chloride that does not produce corrosive vapors. All chemical and other residues are finished or recycled.

LITHOGRAPH
There are two litho presses, one has the size 65 x 90 cm (hand press) and the other is 100 x 200 cm (motorized). There is a grinding machine and a grinding tray, as well as a large assortment of bricks (the largest size of stone is 60 x 95 cm), ink rollers and a stone lift. The lithographers pay a 10% surcharge on the entrance fee for the stone fund. The use of the presses, current printing, resin and talc, carborundum and cleaning products are included in the price.

HIGH PRESS

The AGA LAB has an offset test press (Havlik) whose foundation is adjustable in height. • The maximum size is 60 x 80 cm. • High pressure can also be applied to our etching press by raising the upper roll (the largest size is 100 x 200 cm). Paper and ink must be brought by the artist himself.

RISO – KNUST IN AGA LAB

The Riso is a modern form of stencil printing, it is environmentally friendly and very suitable for posters, cards, art prints or zines in deep, clear colors. Since the end of 2014, Knust has been managing a DIY Riso workshop in collaboration with the AGA LAB.

 

At Knust in AGA LAB you can get started with two different Riso machines. The Riso MZ1070E (A3) has the colors yellow, orange, fluorine pink, red, (royal) blue, (delft) blue, (sea green) teal, green and black. And the Riso V8000 (A3 +) has purple, fluor orange and black. You can only print on rough, uncoated and uncoated novel printing paper. This type of paper is present in the workplace.

 

Get started in the AGA LAB under the guidance of motivated volunteers who have knowledge of the technology. They have different backgrounds such as graphic designer, comic book maker or illustrator.

 

Make an appointment at: drukwerk@extrapool.nl. Or call AGA LAB for more information: 020-6252186.

 

If you want to become a volunteer at the Riso department of AGA LAB, register via drukwerk@extrapool.nl.

 

It is also possible to order multi-color printed matter, larger format (A2), or printed matter from Knust in Nijmegen: see also www.knustpress.nl

DOKA
The analog doka consists of a number of basic facilities for making black and white prints and developing film. The doka is equipped with a Durst enlarger, doka lighting, sinks, development tanks (for 35 and 120 mm film) and chemicals. If you want to print something specifically, it is best to bring your own chemicals. AGA LAB has a basic stock of chemicals: developer (for paper – AGFA multi-contrast), fixer (amaloco X55) and photoflow, these can be used for a fee of 3 euros. If you want to develop a video, you need to bring a developer yourself. To book the doka, mail to info@agalab.nl

DIGITAL
Come and print photography on high-quality inkjet papers. This can be done on matte and glossy papers or your own paper. (in consultation) You can also have photos printed by an AGA LAB employee. Photos are guaranteed to remain colourfast for up to 75 years and in black and white for up to 100 years.

 

Fine Art Printing or Giclée Printing
Professional Epson printers print digital images perfectly on durable / high-quality paper, film and canvas. The Ultrachrome K3 inks provide intense colors and lightfastness of 80 years. The digital lab is located on the AGA LAB entresol with a view of the spacious gym. It consists of two large format digital fine art printers – for film, canvas and paper – an A2 printer and computers with Adobe (CS6) software.

 

Epson Stylus Photo 4880
The standard paper types are Hahnemuhle Photorag Satin, Hahnemuhle German Etching and Hahnemuhle Bright White. The roll can also be printed up to a maximum of 42 cm.

 

Epson Stylus Pro 9800 and 9880 per m2 (including ink)
The maximum width of the roll paper is 111.8 cm, image width is 111 cm maximum. You cannot print in descending order. Deliver images as a tiff 240 dpi at 100% output or as a high resolution PDF.

 

Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner
Scan view and view (slides and negatives). Maximum size is A3.

 

Use of other types of paper than mentioned above is possible, if in consultation.
It is possible to have an “Inkaid Matte inkjet coating” or “Inkaid Clear Gloss inkjet coating” printed on non-conventional materials (thin veneer, plastic, aluminum) so that they can be printed with inkjet ink. The costs for both liquids are € 0.45 per layer in A4 format.