Printmaking Shop & Type Shop

Type Shop Silkscreening Lithography
Type Shop

A well-equipped and ventilated printmaking shop on the fifth floor of the Foundation Building accommodates intaglio, lithography, silkscreen and relief printing processes and papermaking. The facility includes three lithography presses, three etching presses and three silkscreen vacuum tables. There is a dedicated computer facility with two large format printers for digital imaging and pre-press photographic work. There are more than 100 stones for lithography and a collection of rollers for lithography, monotype, and surface rolling in etching. The paper mill is complete with beater, a 75-ton hydraulic press, vats and the capability for both Western and Japanese papermaking.

A metal type shop, also located on the fifth floor of the Foundation Building, with Vandercook presses is also available with technical staff assistance. The students’ personal studio areas provide individual drawing tables and flat file storage for advanced students.


Monday - Thursday   10 AM - 10 PM
Friday   10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday   12 PM - 8 PM
Sunday   12 PM - 10 PM

Monday   Closed
Tuesday - Friday   10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday - Sunday   CLOSED

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.