AND STUDIO RENTAL
and studios are available to rent in half-hour
increments. Fees depend on the equipment rented.
MCBA requires all equipment renters to be trained
specifically for the equipment they wish to use.
This means attending one of MCBA's frequently offered
training classes (see the class schedule for dates)
or arranging a private tutorial. Once trained,
you will be authorized to rent equipment by scheduling
time on the studio calendar, provided such use
does not interfere with a scheduled class or event.
MCBA reserves the right to require re-training
when it deems necessary and to deny use of equipment
for any reason.
Rental fees cover the use of black ink, solvents and rags in the print studio,
felts and blotters in the paper studios, and hand tools and presses in the bindery.
Renters must bring and use their own consumable materials or other supplies
and must clean the equipment and area they use. MCBA strives to maintain equipment
for use in classes and we ask that you help by notifying us if equipment malfunctions.
Rental fees may be waived during participation in specified courses to complete
projects. MCBA members receive a 10 percent discount on hourly rental fees.
Equipment Rental Fees (half-hour minimum):
- Printing presses: $30 per hour
- Darkroom: $15 per hour
- Typesetting:$20 per hour, plus $100 type deposit check required (refunded upon completion)
- Hollander or Reina beater: $15 per hour
- Papermaking equipment: $20 per hour
- Binding & Cutting equipment: $20 per hour
Please contact The Shop at MCBA at 612-215-2520 for details or additional pricing for private studio rentals.
Following is a list of equipment available at Minnesota Center for Book Arts:
8 Vandercook proof presses: a Universal I, a Universal III, 2 219’s, 2 No. 4’s, an SP20 and an SP25
2 19th century iron hand presses
1 Showcard sign press
4 platen presses
A well-stocked composing room with wood and lead type
An InterFlex BV photopolymer platemaker
2 light tables (1 lg, 1 sm)
3 guillotine cutters
3 paper cutters
2 Jacques board shears
5 Nipping presses
8 Standing presses
1 paper drill
3 Kwikprint hot stamping presses
1 backing press
11 Book cradles
7 Sewing frames
1 spiral binder
And a variety of hand tools
2 Hydraulic presses
Various Western and Japanese papermaking moulds
1 one-pound Valley beater
1 two-pound Reina beater
1 traditional Japanese formation vat
1 Industrial burner cooking station
1 Japanese dryer
OTHER EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Marbling equipment and supplies
Wood engraving tools and inks
Leather tooling equipment
Alternative photographic technique supplies