Enviromesh after printing

Enviromesh mono prints

What is Enviromesh?

Enviromesh protecting a cabbage

Enviromesh protecting a cabbage

If you grow cabbages you will probably be familiar with Enviromesh. It is that springy clear plastic mesh made to keep the butterflies from laying eggs on your precious brassicas.

It is a very effective protection, although they usually find their way in round the edges.

However enviromesh has another interesting use…. Continue reading

Muammer Bakir, print with wood grain

Artists’ wood grain prints

Here is a small selection of work by artists incorporating wood grain in prints, quite a few of the examples are from the mid 20th century, and happily many are contemporary.

Wood grain inspires printmakers; the printed grain suggests water, sky, landscape, and (not surprisingly) wood! I hope the work of these artists will help to fire your imagination for new ways to incorporate wood grain into Continue reading

getting your print straight on the paper

Make a simple registration sheet

Do your prints often come out crooked on the (expensive) printing paper? If you are just guessing its straight, and hoping for the best, then this post is for you. You can end hit or miss registration forever with this handy method, and as a bonus it will also help you to keep your press bed clean so your prints Continue reading