New Etching press arrives

The Fine Art printmaking workshop has just taken delivery of a brand new etching press. The ‘Polymetaal JW-80’ comes from Leiden in the Netherlands and was installed on site by the press designer and builder Hugo Bos (not to be confused with the men’s ware label!).

The etching press will be at the heart of the workshop, helping to introduce students to the unique pleasures and creative potential of printmaking.

We use a lot of different methods in the workshop, including the digital technologies that offer exciting new ways to develop ideas, but there’s something reassuring about a technology that has been around for hundreds of years. A sturdy piece of old-school engineering, we expect the ‘JW-80’ to prove its worth over many years to come.