General Questions

What are your opening days and hours?

3rd Rail Print Space is open to the public from 8:30am – 5:30pm. You don’t need an appointment so please pop along.

Membership Access hours are from 7am-12am 7 days a week. We’re currently working towards offering 24 hour access to all our monthly members which should be in place by April 2017.

Is a technician always on site?

Technicians are on site from 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. If you think you might require some assistance please ensure you book printing slots within these hours.

Can I bring and use my own screens?

Yes that’s perfectly fine however please be aware that in most cases we won’t have the capacity to store your personal screens on site.

Do you offer a screen coating and exposure service and how much is it?

Yes we do, the turnaround on this service is currently 24 hours however it can take longer during busy periods and holidays. Price depends on the size of the screen, for a quote please drop us an email to hello@3rdrailprintspace.co.uk. Please note the price quoted excludes the cost of the film.

Can I print my films at 3rd Rail Print Space?

Yes you can! If you would like to get film printed please send email your artwork to hello@3rdrailprintspace.co.uk, it’s useful to include information about the substrate and ink you’ll be using as well as dimensions. Our films are produced using state of the art large format Inkjet  and rip technologies to produce high blacks and great quality halftones. Films can be turned around within 24-48hours and collected from 3rd Rail Ltd, 52-56 Verney Road, London, SE16 3DH Monday to Friday. Prices are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your artwork requires separation we can also provide this service to ensure the output is compatible for screen printing. This will include color separations, re-sizing, creating half tones and making artwork suitable for repeat print runs. This is charged at £30 per hour, please email hello@3rdrailprintspace.co.uk for a quote.

Membership Questions

What is a studio membership?

There are 5 private studio spaces available to hire on a monthly basis. These are ideal for potential members who require use of an open access screen printing studio but also need studio space to accommodate their business or practice. Sizes and prices of the studios are as follows:

  • Studio 1 – 185sqft – £700pcm
  • Studio 2 – 130sqft – £500pcm
  • Studio 3 – 130sqft – £500pcm
  • Studio 4 – 130sqft – £500pcm
  • Studio 5 – 385sqft – £1500pcm

All studio’s include access to the main print space.

What is a desk membership?

There are 24 desk spaces available to hire on a monthly basis. These are ideal for potential members who require use of an open access screen printing studio but also need desk space to accommodate their business or practice. Each desk area measures 90cm x 150cm and includes the following:

  • x2 free screens*.
  • Access all areas (including large format heat press, bullet steamer, infra-red baker, kitchenette)
  • Free Wi-fi.
  • Bike Storage within Peckham levels.
  • Opportunity to participate in exhibitions and open studio events.
  • Special Discount offers throughout Peckham levels.

 

 

What is an open access membership?

This is our most popular membership option and includes 50 open access hours to use at 3rd Rail Print Space. The studio is open from 7am-12am and members can use their monthly 50 hour quota to book onto one of the 4 paper tables, 2 fabric tables or 6 arm t-shirt carousel within this daily window. Screens can be prepared outside of this time and top-ups can be purchased if members exceed the monthly allowance. An open access membership also includes:

  • x2 free screens*.
  • Access all areas (including large format heat press, bullet steamer, infra-red baker, kitchenette)
  • Free Wi-fi.
  • Bike Storage within Peckham levels.
  • Opportunity to participate in exhibitions and open studio events.
  • Special Discount offers throughout Peckham levels.

How do I sign up for a membership?

This can be done either online, on the phone or by visiting us when the studio manager is on site which is normally Monday to Friday between 8.30am – and 5.30pm although we strongly advise phoning in advance to make an appointment.

If you would like to sign up online head to our website and navigate to Print With Us > Book Access. From here select from either the Monthly Print or Monthly Desk Membership, unfortunately Monthly Private Studio Memberships currently have to be purchased either over the phone or in person. Once you have made your selection head to the Cart and complete your purchase. You will be charged a £30 for your studio induction and a month in advance which will be used as a deposit, this will be refunded to you once you cancel membership your membership.

Once you have completed this process your account and rolling monthly payments are set up, you will now be able to log in an book onto the one of the paper or fabric tables or the t-shirt carousel by navigating back to the Book Access section.

If I don’t want to sign up for a monthly membership can I still print with you?

Yes you can choose to use our Pay As You Go membership instead which is charged at £150 for 15 hours. Once signed up your hours must be used within 6 months. You will have access to all studio equipment and you are able to 1 hour slots for your screen preparation time.

Can I bring and use my own screens?

Yes that’s perfectly fine however please be aware that in most cases we won’t have the capacity to store your personal screens on site.