We are currently accepting new printmaking members to share our cooperative studio space!

Our primary mission is to provide affordable shared printmaking work space for artists. Among the things that make a membership at Shoestring different is that a single monthly rate includes all press time, the use of most materials and all equipment, such as all screens, ink, newsprint, tarlatan and other consumables. Members won’t pay extra for screen rental or for printing time.

While most of our members are printmakers working in screen printing, intaglio/etching, relief printing and lithography, we've also welcomed digital artists, textile printers, and interdisciplinary artists.

A monthly printmaking membership is $195, and includes most materials and access to six days a week of shop open hours. With a six-month commitment, membership is discounted to $180 per month

Sign up in person at the shop, or send us an email at info@shoestringpressny.com

Membership includes:

  • Access to open studio work hours during six days a week of shop open hours, including two late nights per week and weekends. Your membership also includes reciprocal access at Shoestring Studio, our sister painting and drawing space across the street.

  • Use of all printing equipment and all press time

    • Silkscreens are kept coated and ready for member use. We clear them when members are done.

    • Most inks are available for common use.

    • Members are responsible for their own paper and consumables such as copper plates and wood for block printing.

  • Your own drawer for flat storage at the shop

  • Member discount rates on large-format digital printing, including low rates to print transparencies for screen printing, and stock papers at competitive prices.

  • A 50% discount on all classes.

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Want to join, but feeling a little rusty on your printmaking skills or need to learn new techniques? Consider joining as a Tutorial Member before transitioning to a full membership.

Day Rates for Printmaking Workspace Rental

Shoestring Press offers the rental of our equipment and space at daily rates to those with a short-term project and extensive printmaking experience. At $85 per day, daily space rental includes use of the equipment and shared supplies needed to execute your project, and some technical orientation as needed. Please contact lane@shoestringpressny.com to ask about availability—we reserve the right to use our discretion as to which projects are feasible in the day rate format.

Before signing up for a membership or day rate, please review our terms and conditions of membership.