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Making a Fabric Printing Pad

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Having a fabric printing pad makes a huge difference when you're printing at home or in the studio. When screen printing or block printing onto fabrics, it helps to have slight padding underneath your printing surface to ensure you get an even print. You can also pin out fabric to the pad. We use these in the studio to print lengths of fabric, t-shirts and tote bags. They're also fantastic to use when printing with Thermofax Screens. They're really easy to make. Here's how: Read more

Stamped Christmas Bird DIY Decorations

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Homemade decorations can be the best (and cheapest!) way to decorate for Christmas. These little birdies would make lovely presents too. Get the kids involved with this easy project.  Read more

Relief Printing Rollers: A Comprehensive Guide

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Choosing the right roller for your relief printing can get confusing. Different uses, budgets, sizes and preferences can dictate which roller is best for you. We've put together a guide to lino rollers to help you choose the best roller for you. Read more

Which Carbon Paper Should I Use?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

When transferring designs to a block, there are several factors to consider: can the design be seen on the block? Will it wash off? Will the design be transferred to the print? In this project, we test two different carbon papers on six different relief blocks. We test them with three types of ink: waterbased, water washable and oil based to see which combinations work the best.  Read more

Jigsaw Linocut with a Rainbow Roll

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A rainbow roll is a great way to easily add a beautiful range of colours to a linocut. This project uses only two colours to create a range of shades, all in one printing layer.  Read more

Printfest 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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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

New Cranfield Traditional Oil Based Relief Ink

Thursday, March 29, 2018

We are thrilled to have Cranfield's new Traditional Relief Inks in stock. Cranfield make the hugely popular Caligo Safe Wash Inks. These new traditional relief inks are oil based, highly pigmented and come in a wide range of colours including gold and silver! We couldn't wait to get our hands on that gold. Take a look at our first print with this lovely new ink.  Read more

Using Different Tools to Make Marks on Lino

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Which Inks Can I Use?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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