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Block Printing

Techniques for Linoleum and Wood

Getting started in block printing is easy, and the materials and tools are readily available. This book teaches everything you need to know to create high-quality block prints for posters, signs, invitations, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric, and fine art displays.

Illustrated with 396 color photographs, Block Printing is packed with simple, straightforward information on the following topics:

  • How to select sketches that work well as block prints
  • How to select the right materials, papers, and inks for the job
  • How to transfer sketches to the surface of a block with ease
  • Carving tools and the proper way to use them on both linoleum and wood
  • A guide to successful inking techniques
  • How to print by hand and pull a print
  • How to print in one color or more to achieve professional results
  • Expert tips on registering, editioning, tearing down paper, and cleaning up

To provide further inspiration, Block Printing also includes an annotated gallery of finished prints with commentary by Robert Craig, a block printer, engraver, and printing instructor whose work has been shown in galleries around the country.

Editor — Sandy Allison. Contributions by Robert Craig.

Paperback. 96 pages. 7¼" × 9" (18 cm × 23 cm).

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