Excellent alternative to oil based inks. Water soluble, but is stubborn to clean. Not as stiff as oil based inks, viscosity varies depending on color. Stiffer than most other water soluble printmaking inks.
Used to apply ink to the block. A clean breyer can be used to rub the back of the paper into the block. Great for small blocks.
Used to clean up ink. Highly absorbent. Rags with oil based ink must be kept in oily waste bin.
Makes it possible to create monoprints without a press. Results are not as accurate as a monoprint created with a press. Really great for pressing in textures into the surface. Clean up with baby wipes.
Warps when washed with water. Can be heated with an iron. Cheaper than mounted linoleum; if you can afford mounted linoleum, buy that instead!
Linoleum mounted on sturdy block. Will not warp when washed. Can be heated with an iron. Costs more than unmounted linoleum, but is totally worth it!
Hardness is #1-#5, #1 is softest, #5 is hardest. Typically used for lithography, but can also be used for drawing. Does not erase at all.
Very intense, greasy, tacky bar of ink. Traditionally used for lithography, but can be used for drawing. Does not erase at all. Can be scraped w/ a knife or smeared w/ fingers.
Great for scraping ink onto plexiglass; won’t scratch plexiglass. Good for mixing printmaking ink.
Used to measure paper & tear printmaking paper.
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