Traditional Printmaking Workshops, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

Traditional Print Workshops

Traditional Print Workshops

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The Traditional Print workshops offer a range of printing facilities, using different process techniques.

Virtual tour of the 3D Design Facilities

Click on the image below and take a tour around our facilities, please note the Mattertag hotspots (white circles) – these contain information about specific equipment.

Facilities include

Our printing facilities includes specialist workshops for Silkscreen printing, Relief printing, Etching and Intaglio printing.

Silkscreen printing
  • 6 oversized A1 printing beds.
  • A four-colour carousel for T-shirt printing.
Relief printing

A range of Columbian Eagle and Albion presses used for linoleum and woodblock.


A number of Etching Presses with aquatinting and acid etching facilities.

Intaglio printing

Intaglio presses are used for engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint and drypoint.

Panorama of the Screen Printing studio, in the image the studio is empty
Female student setting up for print on a screen bed in the the screen printing studio.
Female student printing in the the screen printing studio.
close up image of a screen bed in the screen printing studio
Male student turning the handle on one of the etching presses in the Intaglio print room
Male student looking at a print they have produced using the large etching press in the Intaglio print room
male and female student inking up an etching plate, ready for printing, in the Intaglio print room
panorama of the Intaglio print room, showing the work surfaces, rollers and inks used in various intaglio print processes
Female student using the small printing press to print a linocut in the Relief printing room
Female student looking at a finished linocut print in the Relief printing room
Panorama of the Textiles printing room, showing the large print beds that are used for printing onto a variety of fabrics
Male student screen printing in the screen printing studio

In Focus

Learn about the print workshops in more detail

Including our Screen printing workshop, Relief Printing facilities and Etching/Intaglio print room.

In Addition

School of Art students have access to specialist Wood, Metal and Plastics Workshops. Alongside facilities for Ceramics and Glass working and a specialist in-house digital printing service – the Print Support Hub.

Ceramic workshops

The Ceramic workshops at Wolverhampton are among the best equipped in the country. Our students have access to a range of specialist facilities including: Plaster workshops, Throwing area, Glaze room, Kiln room, Raku yard and Studios.

Learn more about the ceramics workshops

Glass workshops

We have access one of the largest, best equipped glass-making workshop area in Europe, giving students the opportunity to experience a broad range of techniques to realise their creative aspirations.

Learn more about our Glass workshops

Wood, Metal and Plastics Workshops

Large individual Wood, Metal and Plastics workshops with specialised technical support. Plastics modelling workshop offers laser cutter/engraving machine, 3D printers and Vacuum forming machine. Wood workshop has four specialist circular saws and a large scale CNC Router. Metals workshops contains MIG, TIG, Spot and Plasma cutters and Lathes.

Learn more about our Wood, Metal and Plastics Workshops

Print Support Hub 

The Print Support Hub is a technically supported, open access area. It offers all School of Art students a range of specialist printers that are capable of printing onto a vast array of different materials.


  • A3 Risograph printer
  • 2 medium format high-end Epson printers (A4, A3, A3+ and A2)
  • Large format thermal lithographic printer
  • Large Format Mimaki textile printer
  • Large Format Mimaki textile printer

The room also offers two large format scanners that will scan artwork up to A0 size.

Learn more about the Print Support Hub

Workshops include