The CAN Etching Press

Press for hire in the CAN workshop

Date: Feb 15 – Dec 31Space: Workshop

If you are a printmaker, you will know that it’s always a little bit tricky to get your hands on a press, if you don’t own one. Sometimes, it can be space that you need. Well, at the CAN, we have both!

For just $20 for 4 hours, you can rent our beautiful A3 etching press and space in the workshop to spread out on the tables. Bring your inks, paper and materials and print away to your heart’s content. We even have a drying rack for your edition.

Bookings should be made in advance and are subject to availability. To hire the press, you will need to have used a press before and have some experience with printmaking. The first time you use the CAN press, you will need to complete an orientation and health and safety instruction session with a member of staff. This will need to be booked in advance.

Contact bookings@thecan.co.nz or call 06 835 9448 to check availability and book your session. It’s that simple!

The CAN press was originally made by Jack Thompson, who also kindly made and donated the trolley it sits upon. To find out more about Jack and his business, check out his Facebook by clicking here.

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