@#$@*$!!! SAFETY *@$#!!!?$
- You are only allowed to use equipment you have been trained on.
- You must not allow anyone else to use equipment they have not been trained on (no guest use of the press, etc).
- More information about chemical
- safety is found in the M.S.D.S. book (Material Safety Data Sheets) - we keep this book on top of the fire cabinets in the printmaking studio, as well as the Art Department Office.
- Pay attention to the open hours for the SPAC - it is NOT open 24 hours a day, plan accordingly!
- There is an emergency procedure memo from SPU posted on blackboard, make sure you read it.
- The following items are required for safety in the Printmaking Studio:
- Apron or cover of some sort.
- Closed toed shoes
@#$@*$!!! CLEAN UP *@$#!!!?$
Make sure that you are paying attention to the clean up requirements of this class - and remember that you will be graded over how well you maintain the shop...
Don't let our felts for the etching press end up like this:
- Clean the press bed thoroughly before you print.
- Always use a piece of newsprint to protect the felts.
- Use at LEAST TWO pieces of newsprint for heavily inked plates/monotype.
Oil Based Ink Clean UpThe big thing to remember is that oil and water don't mix. There is never any reason to wash oil based in down the sink (we clean it up with vegetable oil and a rag).
Oil Based Ink (Intaglio) = Vegetable oil (NO SINK!)
Acrylic Ink (Screenprinting) = Wipe excess ink off with a paper towel, then rinse in sink. Don't let the ink dry or it becomes plastic...
!!!ALWAYS PUT TOOLS, SQUEEGEES, ETC AWAY!!!