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Printing facility and Metal workshop

Located at the Technical Museum

Skaftfell’s residency artists can have access to printing facilities, located in the town’s Technical Museum. The facilities consist of several antique printmaking presses and tools which were owned by the artist Dieter Roth. In addition there is a letterpress and basic tools for bookbinding. Working press equipment includes:

RELIEF PRINTING
The printmaking process consists of cutting or etching a printing surface in such a way that all the remains of the original surface is then the design to be printed. Print area width: 48cm maximum

INTAGLIO COPPER PRINT PRESS
A technique in which the image is incised into a surface and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink – the direct opposite to relief printing. Print area width: 30cm maximum

LITHOGRAPHY PRESS:
This is a method of printing based on the principle that oil and water do not mix. Printing is done from a stone using oil based inks. Print area: 35 x 45cm

The museum also houses a metal workshop for forging with basic tools (minus gas welding) and a forge in original settings from 1907.

For information, prices and booking contact: Pétur Kristjánsson, museum director at tekmus@tekmus.is, www.tekmus.is