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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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Easy Block Printed Christmas Wrapping Paper

Thursday, December 07, 2017

With our Christmas Makers' Market and our Christmas Fab Friday Workshop on last week, we've been getting in the festive spirit here in the Handprinted Studio. Our Fab Friday workshoppers printed sheets of wrapping paper that would add charm to any present. Here is a quick design we whipped up for the occasion that can easily be made for your gifts this year! Read more

20:20 Print Exchange - Handprinted's entrants

Thursday, October 26, 2017

This year 20 members of the Handprinted studio are submitting work to the 20:20 Print Exchange. The 20:20 Print Exchange is an exchange organised by Hot Bed Press in Salford. Each participant has to print an edition of 25 prints that are 20cm x 20cm. There are approximately 500 artists that take part from around 40 studios. Each participant receives a box of 20 prints that includes one of their own and 19 randomly selected prints from other artists. The participants can print with whatever method they wish. Below are the prints from the 20 artists from Handprinted. What a fantastic selection! For more information about the 20:20 print exchange please click here
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