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Screen Printing a Graphite Drawing

Thursday, June 21, 2018

When we think of screen printed artwork we tend to see bold areas of bright colour and graphic lines but there are lots of different styles that can be achieved. By using graphite directly onto the mesh of a screen we can create loose, printed sketches that can be used for layering or as prints in their own right.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Frans Wesselman

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Describe your printmaking process.   Read more

How Much Detail on Exposed Screens?

Thursday, June 07, 2018

When designing artwork for exposed screens it can be very difficult to figure out what level of detail you can include. Different mesh counts will be able to handle different levels of detail. The mesh number relates to how many threads there are per cm of mesh: 32T has 32 threads per cm, 120T has 120 threads per cm etc. Ideally, 43T mesh is used for printing onto fabric and 90T is used for printing onto paper. We've put together a quick test to see what detail can be achieved on our two most common meshes: 43T and 90T.  Read more

Oxmarket Exhibition

Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are very pleased to be showing a great selection of work currently at the Oxmarket in Chichester! This exhibition showcases local art workshops including Artworks Studio, Jo Dowers and Handprinted. We've gathered together works by our staff, guest workshop tutors and studio users to showcase some of the techniques that take place in the Handprinted studio! This is a fantastic opportunity to take a look at the possibilities available in the printmaking world. Scroll down to see some of the work included in the exhibition and click here to see all of the amazing workshops coming up at Handprinted.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Paul Cleden

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I am a printmaker and illustrator living in Dorchester, Dorset. Currently I concentrate on printmaking especially linocuts, and collographs. Read more

Tetra Pak Drypoint and Collagraph Printing

Thursday, May 17, 2018

When we first heard the news that Tetra Pak cartons could be used for printmaking, we were excited to try it out. We started to collect all the cartons we had at home and got ready to put them to a new use in the studio. Here's a little project to get started using Tetra Pak cartons to make intaglio printed drypoints and collagraphs! Read more

Printfest 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Soya Wax Batik

Friday, April 27, 2018

There are several waxes that can be used for making batiks, all of which will produce slightly different results. Standard Batik Wax is a blend of beeswax and paraffin wax but soya wax makes a good alternative. Soya wax is more sustainable, plant based, natural and petroleum free wax. Our soya wax comes from renewable sources. Read more

Meet the Maker: Amanda Colville of Mangle Prints

Thursday, April 19, 2018

My name is Amanda Colville. I’m a printmaker and artist from Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Read more

Block Printing onto Fabric with New Textile Rollers!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

We're very pleased to have a brand new roller available for block printing onto fabric! We love using screen printing inks to block print onto fabric as it creates fast-drying washable prints. Screen printing inks are too slippery for standard rollers so up until now we've liked using Sponge Rollers to print our fabrics. Sponge Rollers are great at rolling out screen printing inks but leave a bubbly texture on the print and can sometimes be uneven. Our new Textile Rollers are slightly spongy and less absorbent - this means we can roll out slippery inks and print evenly onto fabric! Here's our first print with these great new rollers: Read more