We have discovered that we have had a failure to properly communicate the Printmaking Committee’s policies on the use of the various supplies involved in printmaking. With the knowledge and consent of the
committee chairman, I have posted the following sign outlining the current policy of what supplies Printmaking has approved for use in the committee area:
All inks, emulsions, solvents, and cleaners must be sink safe. The DMS Printmaking Committee uses
soybean and vegetable oil based solvents and cleaners for all classes and training.
Flammable and/or solvent based chemicals are not allowed due to environmental and safety issues.
The DMS Printmaking Committee does not provide for the safe storage or disposal of flammable or hazardous materials. All members who use the Printmaking area and/or equipment are expected to be aware of the chemical makeup of any materials or supplies that they utilize in the Committee area, and use only those materials that are in accordance with this policy.
Please note that this is not a new policy. This is the same policy that has existed for several years and has been taught as part of all basic training classes in the Printmaking Committee’s curriculum. We are aware that our online information needs to be updated to include this information, and we will make a point of doing so in the next few days, as well as noting this policy at the next official Printmaking Committee meeting.