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Collagraph Printing

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Printing with the Xcut Xpress

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Printing an Easy Card Cut Collagraph

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Collagraphy is a printing process in which a collaged plate is made and printed from.The different surfaces on the plate print varied tones and textures. Natural materials, papers and mediums can be  added and are usually covered in a layer of shellac or varnish that is left to dry before printing. Here's our method for creating a really quick and easy card-cut collagraph that doesn't require varnishing or waiting for glue to dry! This method only requires mount board, tape and a scalpel to create different tones.
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New Workshops!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As September swiftly approaches we at Handprinted are readying the studio for a packed schedule of workshops next term!  Read more

Studio 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Here is a selection of work created in our studio throughout 2015. Have a look at our courses if you fancy joining us in 2016. Happy New Year! Read more

Day out to Caligo with Ian Phillips

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Earlier this week I went on a day trip to Cranfield Colours the manufacturers of the lovely Caligo Safe Wash Ink. They are working on a new product and had asked Ian Phillips along for his input and I asked if I could tag along. Ian is a relief printmaker whose work can be seen here.  Read more

Easy Christmas Cards Six Ways

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Drypoint Printing

Friday, August 21, 2015

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing. Intaglio printmaking is the opposite of relief printmaking as it is the sunken areas of the plate that print rather than the raised areas. Read more