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Great for block printing and other burnishing and printing applications.
Baren glides easily over paper, and the handle size and position offers a sure grip to most adults and children.
Tough, impact-proof, 3¾" (12 cm) diameter, smooth ABS plastic rubbing surface.
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Durable and simple
from Portage, Michigan
Comments about Blick Economy Baren:
This is a solid, basic baren. It's just plastic and wood. The base doesn't have padding, teflon or any special surface like the Speedball Baren; it's just plastic. But it's a good option as a less expensive alternative. It's a bit expensive considering the materials and quality but I prefer it to the Yasutomo Bamboo barens which, although less expensive, can dry out and have quality control issues.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Cedar Falls, IA
This is used to smooth out ink onto paper when printing. It has a nice smooth surface to press over the paper. It is light weight and easy to store.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good value for the money
works great. I use it for a beginners printmaking class and some for personal use and it has been a good product. Good for beginners or hobbyist... not sure if a professional would like it but it has worked well for me.
from Tuscaloosa, AL
This is a good baren. It doesn't need to be fancy, it just needs to do its job.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great Baren for a low budget!
from riverview, mi
Great deal! The price was right and it works better than expected :D
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not what I expected
from Charlottesville, VA
I mistakenly thought this baren would be comparable to the Speedball baren. There is no paddding or covering on the surface. I purchased this for a beginner's workshop I teach and it worked out okay, but I will probably spend the extra few dollars for the Speedball if I need to add another baren to my supplies.
I purchased this baren for a beginner's workshop. While it worked fine for this purpose, I was disappointed that it did not have any padding or covering. I assumed that it would be similar to the Speedball baren since they were fairly close in price. Had I realized the difference in advance, I would have paid the extra few dollars for the Speedball.
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