Printmaking

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.

Papers

  • Printmaking : Canson Edition 250gsm 560 x 760
    Canson Edition 250gsm 560 x 760$9.40
    Canson Edition is 100% cotton and complies with the ISO 9706 standard on permanence, a guarantee of optimal conservation. It has the advantage of having a different texture on its two sides, one smooth, the other fine grain. A versatile product, this art paper is ideal for drawing and traditional art printing techniques..
    2 items
  • Tiepolo 280gsm 560 x 760
    Tiepolo 280gsm 560 x 760$9.50Out of Stock
    Mould-made watermarked paper suitable for all art printing techniques (etching, engravings, lithography, silkscreen, xilogrpahy, wood cuts, and linoleum). Made of 100% cotton according to ISO 9706 standards "Long Life". It is acid-free, which guarantees permanence to ageing. There are four deckled edges and a watermark at the bottom right-hand corner of the sheet.
  • Printmaking : Fabriano Rosaspina 285gsm 500 x 700
    Fabriano Rosaspina 285gsm 500 x 700$6.20
    Paper made with high-quality raw material(60% cotton). It complies with ISO 9706 "Long-Life" standards. It is acid-free, thereby guaranteeing permanence and resistance to ageing. Rosapina paper is produced with cylinder machines, and it is suitable for all art print techniques (engraving, lithography, silk-screening). The watermark runs parallel to the two long sides of the sheet and reproduces the Fabriano trademark and logo. There are two deckled edges.

Linoleum

  • Mastercut Blocks
    Mastercut Blocks$5.20-$15.50
    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.
    3 items
  • Plexiplate
    Plexiplate$2.50-$14.304 items
  • Printmaking : Lino Blocks
    Lino Blocks$2.50-$24.956 items

Tools

  • Printmaking : Speedball Lino Cutter Handle
    Speedball Lino Cutter Handle$15.50
  • 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 : Bamboo Baren 4.5"
    Bamboo Baren 4.5"$19.95
    This Baren is a smooth, light rubbing pad made of bamboo bark that is used in traditional Japanese woodcut printing, or Ukiyo-e. The strong grain of the surface allows the artist to convey pressure firmly to the paper. It measures 4 ½" in diameter.
  • Printmaking : Baren 4"
    Baren 4"$25.80
    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 Tools$5.209 items

Inks

  • Printmaking : Gamblin Etching Inks
    Gamblin Etching Inks$37.80-$50.30
    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.
    17 items
  • Printmaking : Gamblin Relief Inks
    Gamblin Relief Inks$25.30-$38.10
    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.
    10 items
  • FAS Studio Printing Inks
    FAS Studio Printing Inks$15.9515 items

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$19.95Out of Stock
    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$17.40
    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.
    2 items

Brayers

  • Inovart Soft Professional Brayers
    Inovart Soft Professional Brayers$26.95-$31.40
    Soft roller made from synthetic, latex free rubber. Made with an ergonomic soft-grip handle and aluminum frame. The Pro Roller is lightweight, durable and great to use for all printing projects. The roller frame acts as a stand so roller does not touch the project surface while at rest.
    2 items
  • Printmaking : Speedball Soft Rubber Rollers
    Speedball Soft Rubber Rollers$30.70-$41.104 items
  • Printmaking : Rubber Brayer 4"
    Rubber Brayer 4"$19.90Out of Stock
    Testrite Brayers are designed to meet the specific meeds of artists, crafters, photographers, printers and hobbyists. They are ideal for a wide variety of uses including- burnishing photos, mounting, block printing, stenciling, rubber stamping, type proofs, etc.
    Made in The U.S.A.
  • Printmaking : Lucite Brayers
    Lucite Brayers$25.90-$29.90
    Testrite Brayers are designed to meet the specific meeds of artists, crafters, photographers, printers and hobbyists. They are ideal for a wide variety of uses including- burnishing photos, mounting, block printing, stenciling, rubber stamping, type proofs, etc.
    Made in The U.S.A.
    2 items
  • Printmaking : Lino Rollers
    Lino Rollers$16.00-$34.206 items

Zinc Etching Plates

  • Printmaking : RGM Professional Zinc Plates
    RGM Professional Zinc Plates$15.10-$78.70
    RGM Zinc plates are manually polished to make a mirror polished surface to allow quality printing. Each sheet has a protective film to protect the shiny side and each plate has a protective film to protect the finish.
    6 items

Presses

  • Printmaking : RGM Etching Press
    RGM Etching Press$699.95Out of Stock
    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.

Sets

  • Lino Cutting & Printing Kit
    Lino Cutting & Printing Kit$86.60Out of Stock
    Everything you need to get started in one handy retail pack, with full instructions.
  • Block Printing Essentials Kit
    Block Printing Essentials Kit$53.10
    Everything you need to get started in one handy retail pack, with full instructions.
  • Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Kit 3 in 1
    Lino Cutter & Stamp Carving Kit 3 in 1$16.95
    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.
  • Lino Cutter & Baren Kit 3 in 1
    Lino Cutter & Baren Kit 3 in 1$15.00
    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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