house-60, road-7/A in Dhanmondi, Dhaka
The Safiuddin Bengal Printmaking Studio was established in 2012 to make art more available and affordable. The Studio is named after the Bangladeshi pioneer in printmaking and currently located at house-60, road-7/A in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
Printmaking is the creation of art by transferring ink from a metal plate or other matrix on to a sheet of paper. It has been gaining popularity as an art form in Bangladesh since the 1960s.
The prints produced in the Bengal Safiuddin Studio are available at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Bengal Art Lounge and Aranya.
The techniques used in printmaking include woodcutting, engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, drypoint, and lithography.
The Safiuddin Printmaking Studio has four etching presses and a lithograph press, and it has introduced the use of copper sulphate salt bite for etching. Consequently, aluminium plates, as opposed to conventional zinc, copper or iron plates, are being used at the studio to bring down costs.
20 inches x 44 inches, 39 inches x 79 inches, 33 inches x 70 inches, 30 inches x 60 inches
We use plate lithography
Machine bed size: 34 inches x 70 inches
We use resin dust to get aqua grain on the intaglio plate.
37 inches x 25 inches
36 inches x 28 inches (2 available), 30 inches x 18 inches (2 available), 22 inches x 16 inches (2 available)
Drawer size: 43 inches x 55 inches, 43 inches x 33 inches
Tray size: 44 inch x 32 inches
Viscosity roller sizes: length 14 inches and diameter 17 inches (soft), length 22 inches and diameter 23 inches (medium), length 22 inches and diameter 23 inches (hard)
Paper damping sink
47 inches x 41 inches
43 inches x 33 inches
Fabriano cotton 28 inches x 19 inches, source cotton 34 inches x 21 inches, Chinese paper 30 inches x 21 inches, local paper 44 inches x 33 inches, Swiss board 44 inches x 28 inches, source jute 34 inches x 21 inches
48 inches x 24 inches, 42 inches x 36 inches, 60 inches x 42 inches, 96 inches x 48 inches, 56 inches x 42 inches
Plate heating stand
42 inches x 29 inches
Lockers available for artists
Facility includes a tea corner