neo: Print-Room

We offer both private and open plan studios open 24/7 to cater for creative practitioners who prefer to work in solitude, as well as those who prefer to work alongside others.

The studios are suitable for a variety of art forms, all we ask is that applicants be committed to contributing to a creative working environment by using their studio on a regular basis. Most of the studios have excellent natural light.

Facilities User Schemes: We have a range of Facilities User Membership schemes including:

24/7 access – £40 per calendar month payable in advance by standing order – For new or existing neo:associates who are experienced printmakers. This includes a neo:associate membership fee which gives benefits such as individual web page, free submission to neo:exhibitions, solo show opportunities.

Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm access – £40 per calendar month on an ad hock basis
Project-based non-membership for experienced printmakers.

10am – 4pm Open Access for printmakers – £20 per day
For experienced printmakers.

If you have other requirements other than those outlined above please get in touch, our aim is to provide access to our print-room facilities for all serious artists.

Applications are now being taken for our Print Facilities User membership schemes. The schemes are for experienced printmakers who would like to use the printmaking facilities on a regular basis, but do not need a permanent work space at neo: studios.


  • Our Corporation Street print studio offers
    • 3 x screen-print beds,
      • Bed size 3m x 1.5m
      • Bed size 224cm x 146cm
      • Bed size 224cm x 146cm
    • 1 x Steel screen washout cabinet 150cm x 115cm with jet-washer
    • 1 x Natgraph U/V exposure unit – Table size 114cm x 92cm
    • Large TOFKO Etching press – Bed size, 1m x 1.8m
    • Small POLYMETAAL Etching press – Bed size, 35cm x 60cm
    • Relief press, 50cm x 40cm
    • Hot plate, 60cm x 50cm
    • Aquatint booth, maximum plate size 70cm x 60cm
    • Light box, 73cm x 53cm
    • Print workshop sink, 240cm x 85cm
    • 1 x print drying rack, 48 shelf capacity, 1.6m x 1m
    • 1 x print drying rack, 50 shelf capacity, 97cm x 63cm
    • 2 x work bench tables, each 240cm x 120cm
    • 9 x toughened glass work stations, each 90cm x 50cm
    • Darkroom
    • Lockers and plan-chest drawers available to Facilities Users
    • Selection of fine art papers and inks for various print processes

The printmaking studio is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We regret there is currently no disabled access but funding is being applied for to remedy this situation.


The printmaking studio is ‘green’. We offer non-toxic printmaking facilities for a wide range of print processes including:

  • Ferric Chloride Etching
  • Copper Sulphate Etching
  • Solar Plate Etching
  • Collagraph
  • Drypoint
  • Monoprint
  • Screenprint
  • Photo Screenprint

neo studio

neo: studios CIC, 1st Floor, Corporation Chambers, Corporation Street, Bolton, BL1 2AN

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Tel: 01204 528808

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