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  • What printmaking equipment do we have at our studio?
    Although we operate in a small space, we are proud to offer a range of tools and equipment for relief printing, etching, letterpress and screen print! Relief Printing - 1 X A3 book press, 1 X A5 book press, lino cut/wood cut tools, rollers, brayers, Cranfield/Caligo safe wash relief inks. Intaglio printing - 1 X Little John etching press (approx. 52 X 90cm bed size), 1 X A4 cross bar etching press, drypoint engraving tools, virtical etching tank (ferric chloride for copper etching), Hawthorn Printmaker's etching inks, Intaglio Printmaker's etching ink. Letterpress - 1 X A3 proofing press, 3 X small Adana presses, range of wooden/metal type, chases, furniture, rollers, Cranfield/Caligo safe wash relief inks. Screen print - 1 X small paper printing bed (A2 max.), squeegees, range of acrylic paints, System 3 screen printing medium. All materials such as papers, inks, plates, lino blocks can be bought during open access on a pay as you go basis. As a member, sundries such as newsprint, tissue paper and tape are included in your membership fee.
  • What equipment can I use during open access?
    Once you have become a member, you can book onto our open access sessions. During your first session you will be inducted to the studio and our ways of working. After your induction you can use the equipment you require for either relief, intaglio or screen printing. What ever previous printmaking experience you have, you cannot use any equipment without first having an induction with one of our technicians/tutors. You also can only use equipment that you are familiar with, for example - you cannot use the etching equipment if you have never done this process before! In this case we highly reccomend that you do a course first!
  • How much does membership and open access cost?
    Yearly membership to Norwich Printmaking Hub is £40. Please let us know if you need to pay as a concession - we understand that not everybody can afford this and want to make sure that everybody has a chance to get involved! NB if you are a recent art graduate you can also pay as a concession! Open access is booked in 3 hour slots according to the availability of our technicians. Each 3 hour slot costs £15 - that's only £5/hour! NB we do not take bookings for 1 or 2 hours - if you want to use the studio, make sure you plan your time effectively and factor in cleaning up time at the end!
  • Do we provide for consessions?
    Absolutely! We understand that budding artists don't always have the funds to do what they love - if you need to pay a concession rate for one of our courses or to join as a member just let us know by using our contact page or sending an email to
  • Why can we only have 6 people in the studio at a time?
    Our studio is quite compact so in order to allow for social distancing, we are only allowing up to 6 people (+ the tutor/technician) in the space at a time. This is in line with the Norfolk County Council's procedures, which are in place across the site at Wensum Lodge. We hope in the near future to be able to welcome larger groups and will keep you posted!
  • Is there parking at the studio?
    There is a car park associated with Wensum Lodge which is used by staff members and there is disabled car parking available. There are pay and display options down King street and a larger car park at Rouen Road which is just up the hill and approximately a 4 minute walk away!
  • Why is there a seperate booking system for screen printing?
    We can only accomodate 1 screen printer at a time as we only have one small screen bed! Therefore, to save confusion we have made a separate booking system according to the availability of our technicians. We are also concious that the screen bed makes some noise while in use and thought it best to offer separate sessions. NB screen printing sessions are for printing only - we don't have the facilities to prepare your screen on site. Please see 'Where can I get a screen prepared in Norwich?' for more info.
  • Where can I get a screen prepared in Norwich?
    We don't have an exposure unit and therefore cannot provide the facilities for you to prepare your screen at our studio. We only provide the equipment needed to carry out your print runs! If you are looking for somewhere to get a screen exposed, check out Well Nice studios and contact Jo via You can take your own screen to her to be coated and exposed on Monday mornings. This service can take two weeks so make sure you're all sorted before booking printing time with us! Another option is APH Screens in Beccles who also offer this service.
  • Do we do any other events?
    We are currently only offering our courses and open access sessions at our studio at Wensum Lodge, Norwich. We hope in the future to take part in wider events and share our enthusiasm for printmaking further afield!
  • How do we promote equality and diversity?
    We respect age, disability, sex, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment in line with the Equality and Humans Rights Act 2010 and aim to provide a welcoming service to our local and wider printmaking community.
  • What are our Health and Safety policies?
    We have risk assessments in place for all processes carried out at NPH. We also keep an up to date record of all substances used at the studio (COSHH). We ensure that all those who access our studio have had a full induction, this covers safe working practice, fire procedures and our ways of working. Also, our tutor, Laura is a qualified first aider having completed a course in First Aid at Work in July 2021.
  • Where can I get lunch nearby?
    We are super close to a couple of cafes on King street - just turn right when you come out of Wensum Lodge. There's also a Boots, Morrisons, Costa and Starbucks at Riverside which is a 5 minute walk away!
  • What should I wear at the studio?
    We suggest that you don't wear anything special to the studio! Expect to get inky! We do have aprons and gloves available. Please do not wear open toe shoes/sandals.
  • Do we have disabled access?
    Yes - we are situated on ground level and there is disabled parking. Please email us in advance if you require any assistance while at the studio.
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