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Art Supplies: Akua water based Intaglio Ink

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.

Art Supplies: Bench Hook

Required to keep relief printmaking safe; holds the block in place while you carve. Solid and reliable when used correctly.

Art Supplies: Large Breyer

Used to apply ink to a printmaking block, plate, etc. A clean breyer can be used to rub the back of the paper into the block.

 

Art Supplies: Small Breyer

 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.

Art Supplies: Cotton Rag

Used to clean up ink. Highly absorbent. Rags with oil based ink must be kept in oily waste bin.

Art Supplies: Gel Printing Plate

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.

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Art Supplies: Unmounted Linoleum Block

Warps when washed with water. Can be heated with an iron. Cheaper than mounted linoleum; if you can afford mounted linoleum, buy that instead!

Art Supplies: Mounted Linoleum Block

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!

Art Supplies: Linoleum Cutter

For relief printmaking techniques. Back of the handle opens, you can store your blades in there. Many widths of blades. Very sharp, use caution!

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Art Supplies: Lithographic Pencils

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.

Art Supplies: Lithographic Rubbing Ink

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.

Art Supplies: Plastic Scraper

Great for scraping ink onto plexiglass; won’t scratch plexiglass. Good for mixing printmaking ink.

Speedball Speedy Carve

Very soft and easy to carve. Does not crumble the way Speedball Speedy Cut does and is thinner. Super easy to cut with an X-acto knife.

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Speedball Speedy Cut

Very soft and easy to carve , but van be crumbly when carving tiny details. Super easy to cut with an X-acto knife.

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Art Supplies: Stamp Pad

Terrific for printing rubber stamps. Ink prints thin, therefore is quick to dry.

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Art Supplies: T-square

Used to measure paper & tear printmaking paper.

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