The Kolarik Book Studio is located in North Hall, along with our papermaking and print studios. Kolarik is a fully equipped bindery with open workspace in which binding and artist book classes are held. Equipment includes two board shears, several kutrimmers, guillotine, standing press, nipping presses, job backer, sewing frames, plough, foil stamper and drill press.
Digital Book Arts
A digital workspace is located in North Hall, adjacent to the binding, papermaking, and printing classrooms. Dedicated to UICB graduate student use, the lab is outfitted with seven 21.5 inch iMac computers equipped with current versions of Adobe Creative Cloud designware.
With a newly renovated classroom studio in North Hall, Papermaking has joined the other student facilities at the Center. The studio is outfitted with a Reina hydraulic press, washer-equipped 2 lb. beater, and a vacuum table. Additional equipment includes a Valley beater, standing screw press, stack dryer, loft drying racks, 5 vats, and an assortment of Western and Japanese-style moulds for making up to 3.5 by 7 foot sheets. Papermaking courses are held in 29 North Hall.
Two letterpress studios are located in North Hall. Letterpress print classes meet in the Type Kitchen, which has a Vandercook Universal 1 and two Vandercook SP-15 presses. Advanced students and faculty have access to the Graduate Studio where there are three Vandercook SP-20s. Between the two studios there are over 600 cases of type available, including Joanna, Bembo, Gill Sans, Spectrum, and a number of cases of wooden type.