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Blick proudly presents an innovative new idea in relief printmaking!
Blick Readycut is an exclusive product developed to take the guesswork out of relief printing. Created by fusing a thin layer of a traditional gray carving block to a thicker white block, Blick Readycut allows artists to simply carve away the gray layer to reveal the white — and instantly see how their image will look printed.
Trace an image on the block — or carve directly for spontaneous creativity. Blick Readycut eliminates repetitive inking, proofing, and cleaning because adjustments and additions are easy to see.
Blick Readycut has an infinite shelf life and is soft enough for all levels of student to work with.
Available in a variety of sizes, Blick Readycut plates measure 5 mm thick.
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Not as good as other soft cuts...
from Pinehurst, NC
Comments about Blick Readycut:
I ordered these small pieces - like 4x5 - for a block print card making class. I found they were perhaps "too soft". When trying to carve anything intricate the surface would move - like it wasn't stiff enough to carve into.I don't intend to order them again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that these blocks were softer than you expected. If you would ever like assistance with a product you're considering purchasing from us, we hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to our Product Information Department. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to advise you!
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The Stuff of Dreams!
from Madison, WI
I am head over heels in love with these blocks. I mean, HEAD OVER HEELS. They're incredible! I've been using linoleum blocks for a while now for my printing needs, and a friend recently recommended I try out Blick's in-house rubber plates, saying they were a quicker, easier material to work with; it's the truth. They cut like a dream, it's so easy to get a clean, smooth line in one pass, and the time it takes to create a relief plate has been cut in half. I've also found that my ink tends to stick to these blocks smoother than the linoleum blocks, and creates a crisper, more defined print. I am DEFINITELY going to be using these going forward... I am a true believer!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Definitely buying again
By Creative Caitlina
from Cullowhee, NC
Not sure why this product is getting any bad reviews. This is great for beginning print makers who need help visualizing what is going to be part of the print and what is the negative space. The two different colors really aid in that. It cuts smoothly and you don't need as much pressure versus cutting linoleum. Sometimes when making fine details it can come out slightly jagged - but it's also how you handle your tool. Overall, this is great. I would definitely buy again.
Tricky to carve
I purchased this for my students to use and find it difficult to cut cleanly. The carving tend to not break away easily and stretch as they are pulled off. The darker gray surface is a bit thicker than ideal and one of the plates arrived with an impression in it that showed up inn the print.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these blocks haven't been easier for your students to cut. Our Product Specialists are happy to work with you to find a suitable alternative. Just given them a call at 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They're happy to help!
Soft as butter, but loves to stretch in the print machine
By Confused Printer
from Conway, AR
I used this product to produce a lino cut for my printmaking class. Compared to some other brand I won't mention, you can carve through this linoleum like butter. The only issue is that its soft nature means it wants to stretch out designs more compared to the harder linos.
Easy for beginner
By Mary the fiber artist
from Tampa, FL
Even as a beginner, it was easy to carve a design to transfer using paint sticks and fabric. The gray and white layers really helped to achieve an even depth. Designs would have to be reversed for stamping or printing.I only wish it had come with some directions or suggestions for uses.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Nice product, nice results
from Adalusia, Spain
I have been cutting linoleum for twenty years. This product is the most sturdy, flexible, easy to cut, and with the best detail in printing. It does not become grainy or offer "boogers" when carving. It does not seem to change with age, or degrade. If careful when cutting one can achieve marvelous detail. The two-tone quality is especially nice, to really image how it will look when printed. I only wish it came in larger sizes. Much larger!
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The Way, linocut, 12 x 12 inches
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not great for fine detail
from Mobile, AL
It's nice to see the color difference when you cut, but the material is very rubbery and it's difficult to get fine detail.
Great product, can you get a bigger size
from San Francisco
I've used this product for a year now, it's very easy to cut and gives great detail when printing.I'm looking to print on a bigger scale and really want to use this again, do block provide this Lino in 24 inch x 36 inch size?
This is the easiest linoleum to cut that I have found for such a good price. I mostly hand roll my prints at home but I recently used a professional press and the results were great, just needed to lift the press up as to much pressure was spreading the block out.I am looking at creating a bigger print but still want to use this great product, is there anywhere I can get this linoleum in 24 inch x 36 inch big?If not what would be the best option to a similar product?
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