Printmaking has provided the historical frame through which all artistic media are referenced and disseminated, in addition to being a distinctive art form in its own right.

The UNM Printmaking Area offers instruction in various print mediums – including Intaglio, Lithography, Monotype, Relief, Serigraphy, and Digital Processes. Besides traditional Printmaking, students are also challenging the medium’s role in the larger context of contemporary art through interdisciplinary concerns and innovation. Unique to UNM is the Collaborative Lithography course taught in partnership with the world-renowned Tamarind Institute of Lithography.

During this course, printer trainees at Tamarind collaborate with UNM students to print multiple lithographic editions. In addition, the Printmaking Area has offered annual community outreach projects and has collaborated with many different groups, including public schools and non-profit, social welfare organizations, both nationally and internationally. There is a large group of printmakers in the Southwest and UNM Printmaking serves an important leadership role to this community.

Printmaking Facilities

Intaglio Studio

  • 3 Takach etching presses
    72” x 39.5”, 60” x 33.5”, 36.5” x 17.5”
  • A rosin box and spray paint booth for aquatint technique
  • Ferric Chloride and copper sulfate baths are provided

Lithography Studio

  • 3 Takach lithography presses, all 56” x 33”
  • 1 Takach tabletop lithography press, 36” x 24”
  • The limestone library is home to 80+ stones including several large 40” x 30” stones

Serigraphy Studio

  • 1 Silkscreen exposure unit
  • 1 vacuum table, 30” x 48”
  • 72” x 48” x 24” spray booth

Digital Lab

  • 4 Mac workstations
  • 2 Epson scanners, including an Epson 10000XL
  • 2 Large-format ink-jet printers, Epson 4880 and T5270
  • 3 laser printers, HP 4015, HP 700M712, Brother HL 2240D

Annex Graduate Studio

  • 1 Takach etching press, 60” x 33.5”


  • 2 NuArc exposure units with the maximum capacity of 30” x 48” for Photolithography and Photo intaglio

Printmaking Faculty

MFA & Undergrad Work