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Getting a Drawn Design Ready for a Screen

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Screen printing is a brilliant way to make the most of your hand drawn designs. It enables you to print them multiple times for framed artwork or cards or to create your own fabrics, bags and t-shirts. You can use your designs to make into photographic screens yourself at home or we can make them here for you at Handprinted. However you're making your photographic screens, you'll need to get your artwork ready.  Read more

Printing a solid lino block with a baren

Friday, July 21, 2017

One of the hardest things to do when printing a relief block (lino, vinyl or wood) is to print solid blocks of colour.  Read more

Printing with the Xcut Xpress

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Using Hawthorn Process Colours

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Testing the Differences Between Lino Blocks

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Here at Handprinted we are always getting asked to explain the difference between all the lino relief blocks available. It can be very confusing knowing whether to choose traditional lino or try an alternative such as Softcut or Vinyl.  Read more

Handprinted Studio 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

We've had such a brilliant year in the Handprinted Studio! We have enjoyed seeing our customers get stuck into a huge variety of techniques both in our packed workshops programme and during our open access days.  Read more

Printing with Chine Collé

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chine Collé is a technique that allows you to add colour to your prints without making another block. Using Chine Collé you are able to print on much finer, more delicate papers which are bonded onto a more sturdy paper during the printing process. Japanese papers are often used but you can try tissue papers, maps, sheet music, even fabric - anything delicate enough to be printed onto. Read more

Printing with System 3 Block Printing Medium

Thursday, November 03, 2016

System 3 Block Printing Medium transforms acrylic paints into usable block printing inks. Simply mix the medium with your paints and roll onto your block! Here's how: Read more

Eco Printing

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Quick and basic Eco Printing in preparation for our Fab Friday class tomorrow! Read more

Relief Printmaking with Japanese Vinyl

Thursday, July 28, 2016

As soon as we received our first batch of printmaking vinyl we were keen to start gouging into it. This vinyl cuts beautifully and smoothly and can achieve very fine detail.  Read more