A printmaking friend told me that Aldi was selling a tiny printing press for under £20. I immediately investigated this interesting rumour, and discovered……. the ‘so crafty’ die cutting machine.
“Help! I haven’t got a printing press!”
Many students come on courses in my studio and catch the printmaking bug. By the end of the course they are enthusiastically planning their next printmaking experiments, and then realise with a cry of despair “I haven’t got a printing press!”
There are lots of ways to print without a press, particularly with relief plates and mono prints, but if you want to do collagraphs and intaglio techniques you really Continue reading
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
Discover the pleasure of preparing paper for collagraph printing, and help your printmaking sessions flow smoothly at the same time.
Your printing time is precious. You may be paying for time with the press. You may have a job with deadlines that eat into your printmaking time, or children coming home from school cutting your printing session short.
Some interruptions you can’t avoid, but Continue reading