The graphic technique monotype is often pejoratively as well as arrogantly dismissed as “kids’ stuff” because its possibilities are misunderstood – in silence, however, it is practiced with relish by some recognized artists. Nowadays it is extremely rare to see such prints in contemporary exhibitions, but, for example, in the Berggruen Collection in the Stüler Building in Berlin hang some wonderful sheets by Paul Klee (he called them oil color drawings or oil pauses). Also, among others, H. Matisse, Ch. Rohlfs and H. Janssen worked in this technique.
Gravure printing can be done in the printmaking studio from drypoint etching to etching techniques/aquatinta to copperplate engraving. Available are mainly zinc as well as plastic plates up to a size of approx. 65 × 80 cm and copperplate handmade paper at a favorable price. Printing is done on two etching presses with a printing table format of 82 × 120 cm and 40 × 85 cm respectively.
Stones ranging in size from 13 × 16 cm to 43 × 62 cm are available for creative exploration of lithography. Preparatory grinding must be done manually, printing is done on a Sutter reamer press with a carriage size of 83 × 108 cm. The history of this printing technique, offset printing and its forme production can be explained.
Relief printing includes the artistic techniques of woodcut, linocut, material printing, etc.. For letterpress / typesetting characters with font sizes from 6 pt to 96 pt are available: From business cards to individual invitation cards and posters up to DIN A1 format. Theoretical support ranges from typeface history to typesetting techniques, typographic design and printing press development. A Boston Tiegel press (DIN A5) and a pulling press (max. 52 W × 57 L cm; printing area max. 49 × 56 cm, max. print height approx. 2.4 cm) are available for printing.