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Facility

Tholepin Press is a regional printmaking collaborative serving Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Its mission is to facilitate creativity and serve as a nexus for printmaking ideas and techniques. The region has a rich printmaking tradition and Tholepin seeks to provide working printmakers as well as students and graduates of the area’s wonderful high school/college and university programs with a place to continue their printmaking interests.

INTAGLIO:
American French Tool Press, 24″ x 48″ bed.
Sturges Press, 24″ x 48″ bed.
Charles Brand Press, 16″ x 30″ bed.
 
LITHOGRAPHY:
Large motorized Litho press, 1900 vintage, oak chassis, 40″ x 54″ bed
Fuchs and Lang Litho press, 25″ x 36″ bed.
 
RELIEF PRESS:
Paul Shniedewend & Co. Printing press, bed 25″ x 36″
 
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT:
3 Hot Plates: 27.5″ x 36″,18″ x 36″ and 18″ x 24″.
Tumble Aquatint box. Door is 22″ wide and box is 27″ deep.
Vented Exhaust booth for fixatives and spray aquatint.
Vented, Enclosed Acid Booth. 4′ high x 4′ deep x 8′ long.
15 wooden storage slots. 31″w x 24″ deep x 6.5″high.
70+ Flat Files for storage.
Two drying racks:
 -50 shelves, 26″ x 35″
 -40 shelves, 30″ x 46″
Douthitt Vacuum Table, 43″ x 63″, with exposure lamps.
Graining sink and plate processing area under construction.