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This studio is the only open access print studio in Plymouth. We provide affordable screen printing and print making facilities, services and workshops which gives artists and makers’ the space to be able to undertake their own work using silk screen and fine art based techniques.

Take a look around the studio. Click to drag

Equipment

The studio houses a large print table, 2 screen beds, a t-shirt carousel, screen dryer, storage facilities, washout room and exposure unit alongside an Intaglio press and relief press. Collaborating with other artists the studio will also host of a wide range of workshops and masterclasses which will run on a monthly basis.

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How to Book the Print Studio

We offer open access sessions at common sense studio. We have two screen beds, storage racks, washout booths and an exposure units, along with an Intaglio press and relief press. We supply the facilities along with free tea and coffee and you supply the consumables such as ink, paper, screens, and emulsion. Emulsion and some consumables will be available in the studio to purchase.

We ask that you complete one of our induction before booking space at the studio. These are bookable from here

A session is made up of 3 hours of booked time, any coating, cleaning of screens and art working has to be done within your three-hour session due to limited space. You will need to complete some paperwork before you start the session.

Please check out the studio plan above so you know what we have space wise.

  • Print Table 1

  • Print Table 2

  • Print Table 3

  • Print Bed 1 - please note this comes with shared table space to house your inks & paper

  • Print Bed 2 - please note this comes with shared table space to house your inks & paper

  • Intaglio Press - please note this comes with shared table space to house your inks & paper (Available only on Friday)

As part of the booking you will have access to exposure unit, drying racks and washout booths.

Currently studio access is bookable through eventbrite, just click on the required day below, select a date (blue square) then select the ticket (green square) to purchase. 

Tuesday - 10am to 1pm | 2pm to 5pm - Screen Printing only

Wednesday - 10am to 1pm | 2pm to 5pm - Lino, Collagraphy & Drypoint, please contact bethmunro1@googlemail.com for more details

Thursday - 6pm to 9pm - Screen Printing only

If you are having difficulty in booking or have any questions please email us at commonsensestudiouk@gmail.com

PRICE LIST

studio hire

Residents & Associates - 3 Hour unsupported session   £20

Plymouth College of Art Alumni - 3 Hour unsupported session £20

Plymouth University Alumni - 3 Hour unsupported session   £20

Public access - 3 Hour unsupported session £30

1:1 full studio technical supported session - 3 hour session £50

Meeting Space - per hour £15

services

Please Note - Screens are not available to hire for general use, you must supply your own screen for an ‘open access’ session. All inks must be supplied by the user and comply with all health and safety guidelines. If you require screens and inks in the studio you can purchase kits and inks from our in studio ‘Hunt the Moon Mini Shop’ See in studio price list for details.

Costs to prepare your screens are detailed below - please note that the max size screen you can expose is 36 x 23 inches

Stripping, degrease, coating and screen exposure of your own screen

A4 Screen - £1

A3 Screen - £2

A2 Screen - £5

A2 + Screen -£7

Any size screen striping, degreasing using your own screen and own emulsion £2

chemicals

Easy coat screen emulsion 1KG   £28

Photosolve screen stripper 1L   £14

These items are available on request, please email us at commonsensestudiouk@gmail.com

to check stock levels and order.

consumables

Brown tape £2

Masking tape   £1.50

professional screen printing services

For any t-shirt/tote/promotional printing requests please email beardedprinter@yahoo.com

Have you own screen cleaned, coated and exposed for you  £15

If you are having difficulty in booking or have any questions please email us at commonsensestudiouk@gmail.com