Printmaking originated in China after paper was invented (about A.D. 105). Relief printing first flourished in Europe in the 15th century, when the process of papermaking was imported from the East. Since that time, relief printing has been augmented by the various techniques such as relief printing, intaglio, planographic, stencil and viscosity printing.


  • Printmaking : Masterpiece Block Printing Paper 100 sheets
    Masterpiece Block Printing Paper 100 sheets$41.80Out of Stock
    A high-quality, white, marble surfaced, neutral PH paper that is suitable for a wide range of water or oil-based inks. Suitable for professional and student use.


  • Printmaking : Lino Roll
    Lino Roll$499.00

    Soft flexible vinyl material for carving printmaking masters. Features easy cutting with school scissors or traditional block cutting tools. The flexible vinyl material can be drawn on with various media. Self-adhesive back for easy mounting on wood or cardboard. Prints well with any inks using brayer, barren or spoon pressure. 12" x 30'
  • Printmaking : Karve Majik
    Karve Majik
    Soft printmaking plate featuring 2 layers of material (White & Black). Plates are dense yet pliable, won’t crack or crumble and has an indefinite shelf life. See your design/artwork revealed as you carve into the white top surface. Available in a variety of sizes.
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  • Printmaking : Eco Printing Plates
    Eco Printing Plates
    “GREEN” environmentally friendly carving material for printmaking. Easy to carve surface is made from recycled, “latex-free”, non-toxic material. 3/8” thickness allows for both sides to be used. Plates are dense yet pliable, won’t crack or crumble and has an indefinite shelf life. The weight of material eliminates slipping and sliding.
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  • Printmaking : Presto Foam Pack of 12
    Presto Foam Pack of 12
    These “butter-soft” foam printing plates require only the slightest pressure to create a working impression which eliminates the need for sharp pointed tools. The perfect choice for the younger student because it gives them an opportunity to develop their printmaking skills. Also available with a non-slip adhesive backing which allows for the creation of larger designs.
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  • Printmaking : Mastercut Blocks
    Mastercut Blocks
    Carve your own printing stamps using this amazingly easy to carve, eraser-like material. This double-sided material can be drawn upon with a pen or pencil due to its light colour and ink receptive surface. It can be used with ink pads or block printing inks for a multitude of creative possibilities.

    Supplied in packs of two.
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  • Plexiplate
    Plexiplate4 items

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  • Printmaking : Lino Blocks
    Lino Blocks6 items

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  • Printmaking : Inovart Quick Release Lino Cutting Blades
    Inovart Quick Release Lino Cutting Blades$36.80
    The unique Quick Release Handle allows the artist to quickly and easily change blades by pushing up on the chuck. A new blade is inserted using the same procedure and remains secure while working. The Ergonomic handle is comfortable and easy to use. Cap removes to reveal storage compartment, comfortably stores up to 5 blades.
  • Printmaking : Speedball Lino Cutter Handle
    Speedball Lino Cutter Handle$15.50
  • Printmaking : Teflon Baren 4"
    Teflon Baren 4"$51.00
    Great for use on premium handmade papers this American-made baren from Speedball features a hardwood handle for a comfortable grip and a durable heavy-duty ABS plastic surface covered with nitrex nylon. Designed to provide for a shock-absorbent, smooth slide, this baren makes it easy to create even pressure for better ink images.
  • Mull Cloth
    Mull Cloth$9.20
    91.4cm x 1 Metre
    Mull cloth is an open weaved lint-free starched linen cloth used for wiping the ink off intaglio printing plates. Finish by either polishing the plate with acid free tissue, yellow pages or the palm of your hand. Mull cloth can be washed and re used.
  • Printmaking : Baren 4"
    Baren 4"$25.80Out of Stock
    This 4" baren is perfect for block printing, scrapbooking, card crafting and other crafts requiring burnishing or even pressure distribution over a small surface. It’s ideal for hand and proof printing as it evenly transfers an image onto paper. The durable, impact-proof construction features a smooth ABS plastic surface and a comfortable hardwood handle. Made in the USA.
  • Printmaking : RGM Lino Carving Tools
    RGM Lino Carving Tools9 items

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  • Gamblin Litho Ink Portland Black
    Gamblin Litho Ink Portland Black$37.80
    Portland Litho Black is an artist-grade lithography color. Embracing how we make all our products at Gamblin, this ink is focused on high-quality oil and a high pigment load. Its body greatly differs from process black inks because we know printing by hand is slow and gentle and demands a real, rich black 1lb can.
  • Printmaking : Gamblin Etching Inks
    Gamblin Etching Inks
    Gamblin Etching Inks were formulated at the request of professional printmakers in the Pacific Northwest who wanted strong reliable inks for edition printing. The palette of pure intense pigments offers a broad range of color mixing potential.
    Five black inks and Graphite were formulated to meet the demands of printmakers who want deep rich black inks with good working characteristics. Portland Black and Portland Cool Black are ideal for edition printing; both offer a strong line and medium plate tone. For engravers, printers of mezzotints, or others who need more resistance from their ink, Portland Stiff Black is also available.
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  • Printmaking : Gamblin Relief Inks
    Gamblin Relief Inks
    Gamblin Relief Inks are formulated for all relief techniques, including woodblock, linocut, monotype, and Solarplate. They contain the right amount of stiffness and tack to hold fine detail yet spread evenly on the block or plate. The palette of ten colors is designed to give artists intense pure pigmented colors straight from the jar, along with a wide range of color mixing capabilities.
    Monotype printmaking, the most painterly of printmaking techniques, is very popular. While most painters and printmakers working in this process learn how to make any kind of ink work, the unique viscosity and tack of Gamblin Relief Inks makes them ideal for monotype printing processes.
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  • Printmaking : FAS Studio Printing Inks
    FAS Studio Printing Inks15 items

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Ink Modifiers

  • Printmaking : Tack Reducer
    Tack Reducer$19.20
    Tack Reducer is a gel made from a very light drying oil, making it completely compatible with the inks. Small amounts added to ink will efficiently reduce tack. Tack Reducer is transparent to allow the intensity of an inks color to be maintained.
  • Printmaking : Magnesium Carbonate
    Magnesium Carbonate$19.95
    Magnesium Carbonate is traditionally used to stiffen ink. It will also reduce an ink's gloss level. Once added to ink, Magnesium Carbonate becomes transparent and will not alter the color of the ink. Gamblin recommends adding small amounts at a time; little is needed to add body to an ink. Mix well. It can be used with both Etching and Relief Inks.
  • Printmaking : Burnt Plate Oils
    Burnt Plate Oils
    Burnt Plate Oils are used to lower the viscosity of the ink. Burnt Plate Oil should be added to inks sparingly, as the detail of a print may be lost if the ink becomes too fluid. Burnt Plate Oil #000 has less tack and is a good match for use with Gamblin Relief Inks. Burnt Plate Oil #2 has a higher tack and is excellent for modifying Gamblin Etching Inks.
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Zinc Etching Plates


  • Printmaking : RGM Etching Press
    RGM Etching Press$727.00
    This manual press is designed and built by RGM with the collaboration of teachers and artists. Ideal for school use, but also achieves a professional print quality thanks to the precision mechanical parts, and the use of the high quality materials. Steel structure with knurled roller and smooth top roller. Accompanied by a table top, in galvanized iron. Print size is 26.5 x 42cm.


  • Jaquard Screen Printing Set
    Jaquard Screen Printing Set$179.95
    This kit contains a collection of supplies for screen printing on darker backgrounds. It features Jacquard Professional Screen Inks, which have longer open time in the screen in comparison to other water-based products making them ideal for small production runs. They work well on most porous and non-porous surfaces such as fabric, vinyl, metal, leather, paper, wood, plastic, canvas and more. The kit includes a 10" x 14" pre-stretched silk screen with aluminum frame, a 9" aluminum squeegee, four 4 oz. jars of Jacquard Professional Screen Inks in opaque blue, opaque red, opaque yellow, super opaque white, 4 oz. photo emulsion, .33g diazo sensitizer, three acetate sheets, a stir stick and instruction booklet in English, Spanish and French. Fabrics must be heat set for permanence, washability and wash-fastness.
  • Printmaking : Lino Cutting & Printing Kit
    Lino Cutting & Printing Kit$95.30
    Everything you need to get started in one handy retail pack, with full instructions.
  • Printmaking : Block Printing Essentials Kit
    Block Printing Essentials Kit$58.40
    Everything you need to get started in one handy retail pack, with full instructions.
  • Printmaking : Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Kit 3 in 1
    Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Kit 3 in 1$25.40
    3 in 1 Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Kit. These innovative and versatile stamp carving kits allow you to carve your own SoftCut Printing Stamps using Lino cutting tools and techniques for a unique result. Simply Pop one of the included printing stamps into the included disc holder, and use the lino cutters and handle to carve your design.
  • Printmaking : Lino Cutter & Baren Kit 3 in 1
    Lino Cutter & Baren Kit 3 in 1$17.20
    This innovative and versatile kit can be used as a Lino cutter set with the included Lino cutters and handle, and also as a Baren which is used as a burnishing tool to transfer the ink from your printing block to your paper without the need for a press. The base of the Baren also doubles as a storage unit for the cutters keeping them safe after use. Available with either 5 or 10 different cutters, this patented set is a true innovation in block printing. The 3 in 1 Baren kit can also be used as a stamp carving kit with the addition of SoftCut printing stamps

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