QAW/Binch Studio

Important links—
🔥Membership Application (due Nov 30)
🦄Membership FAQ

Where is the studio?
The Binch/Queer.Archive.Work studio is located at 400 Harris Ave, Unit F, Providence, RI 02909. The studio is wheelchair-accessible and has a single-stall gender neutral bathroom. Binch & QAW lease the space in an owner-occupied building; we are in the first year of a 3-year lease that began in May 2021. We are one long block from a RIPTA 92 bus stop at Atwells & Valley. There is a parking lot next to the building and lots of street parking directly in front of the studio.

QAW/Binch Studio Mission
Binch/QAW is in occupied Pokanoket, Narragansett, Wampanoag, and Nipmuc territory. The studio supports artists, printmakers, writers, and others who don’t necessarily identify with these terms with shared space, tools, and techniques for queer, radical, and/or experimental printmaking and publishing. We center Queer / Trans People and Black / Indigenous / People of Color, especially those from Rhode Island. We work in solidarity with movements for social, environmental, and economic justice. We support the abolition of police, prisons, and white supremacy and our practices are done with these ideals in mind.

The Binch/QAW studio contains a wealth of print and publishing tools such as risograph, screenprinting, letterpress, digital printing, and bookbinding equipment (see full list below). We are also a collective with deep, shared technical knowledge and expertise.

Studio Membership
Do you want to work here? We are assembling a new cohort of studio members who will share access to the new Binch/QAW Studio for six months (January–June 2022). The application for new members is open from October 31 through November 30, 2021. Apply here!

Visitors are welcome! The studio is open to the public during our Open Library Hours. No appointment is necessary—you can just drop in to browse the library, read, rest, hang out, and see what we’re up to. Here are the remaining dates in 2021 (new dates will be announced for 2022):

  • November 7, 12–3pm
  • November 21, 12–3pm
  • December 5, 12–3pm
  • December 19, 12–3pm

  • Studio code of conduct
    Posted in the studio and distributed for all studio residents, members, and visitors. (PDF download)

    What equipment do we have?

    • RISO SF9450 (11″x17″ Max Paper Size, 7 Colors: Black, Teal, Purple, Fluorescent Pink, Aqua, Yellow, and Burgundy)
    • RISO GR 3750 (11″x17″ Max Paper Size, 8 Colors: Bright Red, Orange, Sunflower, Light Teal, Green, Blue, Violet/, and Black)
    • RISO GR 1750 (8.5″x14″ Max Paper Size, 11 Colors: Black, Burgundy, Fluorescent Pink, Bright Red, Sunflower, Yellow, Green, Light Teal, Cornflower, Blue, and Purple)

    Screen Printing
    • Screen Exposure Room and Screen Coating Dark Room
    • Violux 3002S Single Light Source Exposure Unit
    • 64″x52″ Vacuum Table Frame (58”x46” max screen size)
    • Scoop coaters of various sizes
    • Lawson SBQ-501 Ultra-Fast Blue Textile Emulsion (pay per coated screen)
    • 4′x6′ Cincinnati One-Arm Large Format Manual Screenprinting Press
    • 4-Color T-Shirt Press
    • 56″x47″ Spring Loaded Print Drying Rack
    • 5′x10′ Repeat Printing Table with 5′x5′ Addon Table
    • 4 Mobile, Hinged Screen Printing Boards
    • 6′ Washout Sink and Filtration System
    • Ink Mixing Station
    • Squeegees of various sizes
    • Silkscreen storage

    Digital Printing
    • Epson Stylus Pro 7800 24″ side plotter printer (primarily for printing Screen Printing Film Positives)
    • Ricoh Aficio SP C830DN 11″x17″ Color Laser Printer
    • HP Officejet 7612 11″x17″ Inkjet Printer/Scanner

    • Chandler and Price 10x15 Letterpress

    Binding, Finishing, and Paper Prep
    • Eureka G.H. Sanborn 30″ Cast Iron, Manual Guillotine Paper Cutter
    • 11″x17″ Cast Iron Book Press
    • Horizon BQ-140 Perfect Binder
    • CoilBind S20A Coil Binding Machine
    • 31″x43″ Light Table
    • Dahle 442 Paper Cutter
    • 6 Flat Files Cabinets
    • Corner Rounder
    • Various Saddle Staplers

    Other Ameneties
    • The Queer.Archive.Work library of 800+ zines, books, prints, and objects for research and inspiration
    • QAW Resident Artist area with 2 Desks and a large folding table
    • 2 4′x8′ Wood Work/Meeting Tables in the Library
    • Lounge Area
    • Slop Sink
    • Projector and Projector Screen
    • Large garage door that opens the studio directly onto the street
    • Refrigerator, Microwave, Water Boiler, and Coffee Maker
    • Single Stall Gender Neutral Restroom
    • Tool Area


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