Waterfall Arts’ new Conrad E-37 features gear drive and a 37" x 54" bed.
Waterfall Arts’ new Conrad E-37 features gear drive and a 37" x 54" bed.
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast, will celebrate the acquisition of its large-format Conrad E-37 etching press with a special Malt & Monotype Night on Friday, March 24, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Printmakers age 21 and up at all levels of experience are welcome. 

Malt & Monotype, like Waterfall’s Wine & Wheel and Draft & Draw events, combines art-making with a laid-back atmosphere. Participants will see demos of the new press and work with print artist Gwen Tatro to make monotype pieces to take home.

Purchase of the press was made possible by a grant from the Kennedy Family Foundation. The E-37 is the largest press offered by the Conrad Machine Company, with a 37-by-54-inch bed, and utilizes a planetary gear drive, rather than chain drive, to ensure smooth and effortless printing. 

Event admission is $10, with beverages available by donation. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.