Zea Mays Printmaking is housed in a 6,000 square foot studio in the Baystate section of Florence (Northampton) in an old mill built in the late 19th century that once made Cutlery.

The main floor houses the Sanford Gallery, the Teaching Studio where we hold our workshops, the Screen Printing Studio, Digital Lab, Photopolymer Darkroom and the Annex, a private studio.  These spaces are handicapped accessible

Upstairs is our Members’ Studio, our administrative offices and the Residency Artist apartment

Equipment:

  • 42″ x 70″ Takach etching press
  • 34″ x 60″ Takach etching press
  • 30” x 60” Takach etching press
  • 24″ x 48″ Takach etching press
  • 24″ x 48″ Takach etching press
  • 24″ x 42″ Rembrandt Pelican etching press
  • 24″ x 42″ Praga etching press
  • Vandercook #4 letterpress
  • 18″ x 24″ Showcard relief press
  • 8″ x 10″  Kelsey clamshell press
  • Wooden type
  • NuArc UV plate exposure unit (up to 18″ x 24″ plate size) in designated darkroom with sink and plate processing facility
  • LED exposure unit for screen printing – largest screen O.D. 27″ x 34″ 
  • Epson 4800 printer – maximum width A4 (17″)
  • Epson scanner – 12” x 17” bed
  • Professional spray booth for airbrush aquatints
  • full intaglio plate making facilities including vertical etching tanks with ferric chloride and horizontal baths with copper sulfate saline
  • large sinks
  • hotplates
  • light tables
  • plate cutter
  • print drying unit
  • library of books and periodicals
  • gallery with rotating exhibitions and the Flat File Project and Archives