Print Studio

The Art House print studio provides professional and accessible facilities for members to experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques and materials. Whether you’re wanting to learn a new process or refresh your printmaking skills, our print technicians are dedicated to nurturing your creative practice no matter your level of experience.

Our Print Memberships include the following:

  • Free print studio induction (introduction to our facilities, how to use our machines and equipment)
  • Regular access to our printmaking facilities with technician support
  • Regular use of our professional printmaking machines and equipment
  • Free access to general stationery and printmaking sundries (tapes, newsprint etc)
  • Discounted one to one tuition with our technicians at £18.50 p/h
  • Discounted printmaking materials (screen exposures, inks, plates, papers etc)
  • Discount in our coffee house and shop

Print Memberships

As a registered charity, we strive to make our membership fees as affordable as possible whilst ensuring we are able to invest in maintaining our facilities. We offer a regular and student print membership which are renewed annually:

Print MembershipsCost (renewed annually)
Regular Print Membership £55 per year
Student Print Membership £35 per year

Student memberships are suitable for students that are still studying or are within 2 years of graduating. We require proof of eligibility in the form of a student ID or graduation certificate.

Print Studio Costs

Once you have joined a member, we charge £3.50 per hour to use our facilities. This includes the use of our machines, printmaking equipment and access to general stationery and printmaking sundries.

Screen exposures, printmaking inks, plates and papers are charged additionally.

New to Printmaking?

If you’re a complete beginner and wanting to delve into the world of printmaking, we can help!

We have a variety of workshops and courses covering all aspects of printmaking that are suitable for beginners. Our tutors will guide you through the whole process ensuring you feel confident and able to continue with the process going forward.


View Workshops & Courses

Print Studio One to One

If a workshop setting isn’t for you and you’re not ready to become a print studio member, we also offer one to one tuition with our expert print technicians at £30 per hour. This is perfect for those that are wanting to learn a new process or need support with a specific project or idea.

For more information, please contact our print studio technician –

Meet our Print Technician Ellie Way

Ellie Way is the Print Studio Technician at The Art House, Wakefield. In this short film she talks about her work as an artist, her passion for printmaking and how she helps her members find their own way in the world of print.

If you’d like to learn more about our Print Technician and the work she creates, take a look at her website:

This video was filmed and directed by local photographer Simon Wiffen:


Facilities and equipment

  • 1x Natgraph UV Exposure
  • 3x Large textile print beds
  • 1x Vacuum table for paper screen printing
  • 1x Washout booth
  • 1x Pressure washer for screen stripping
  • A range of screens in a variety of sizes and mesh counts
  • A range of squeegees in a variety of sizes
  • 1x Rollaco hand operated etching press (A3)
  • 1x hale motorised etching press (A1)
  • 1x Albion relief printing press (up to A3)
  • 1x Adkins heatpress (printable area 40x50cm)
  • A3 Hot Plate

We also have laser cutting facilites, to find out more information click here >


  • Lino printing
  • Mono-printing
  • Collagraph
  • Drypoint
  • Copper sulphate etching
  • Cyanotype
  • Paper screen printing
  • Textile screen printing
  • Heat transfer printing

Become a Print Member

Ready to get started? Sign up to our annual print membership and the print studio technician will be in touch to arrange your induction so you can start using our facilities.

Regular Print Membership Student Print Membership