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Kent Kapplinger
PEARS Director

Kelly Todd
Administrative Secretary

Location / Shipping Address
North Dakota State University
Renaissance Hall
650 NP Avenue
Fargo, ND 58108

Mailing Address
North Dakota State University Visual Arts
Dept. 2332, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Studio Facilities

The studio is housed at NDSU Visual Arts Department, Renaissance Hall 314/322 in downtown Fargo, ND. The studio's 3700 square feet is properly ventilated and includes a large pressroom/workspace, screen-print studio, aquatint and etching areas, and exposure room where one can print using traditional and non-toxic intaglio, lithography, screen-print and relief printing methods. Digital capabilities include access to Mac or PC computers, scanners, laser printers and large format inkjet printers.

Studio Equipment

Lithographic presses: Takach 40x72" motorized and 34x60" hand-operated
Etching presses: Takach 40x72" and Griffin Series II 26x52"
Letterpress: Vandercook #3 14x20" Letterpress with various type
Exposure units: Metal halide NuArc MSP 31x40" and Tri-Light 42x60"
Screen printing units: AWT 44x64" one-man squeegee printer and 8 hinge clamp stations
Lithographic stones up to 32x40", hydraulic lift-truck, and 38x60" graining sink
Assorted rollers, brayers, 36" plate shears, and numerous drying racks


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