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Capable of producing extremely sensitive lines, these etching needles and scribes taper to fine points and are intended for use on grounded plates. They can be resharpened.
Carbide Point Scribe
The perfect tool for drypoint, this metal-handled, carbide point scribe measures 6" (152 mm) long and can be resharpened.
Diamond Point Scribe
The perfect tool for drypoint. The high-quality industrial diamond tipped scribe produces fine lines on zinc or copper and can also etch glass. This pencil-style tool has a tempered steel tip with a diamond point attached to a wood handle.
Double Point Scribe
This cork handled etching needle has a traditional, double-edged steel tip and a comfortable grip. This handle is ideal for both beginning artists and seniors who have trouble grasping the traditional thin etching needle.
Twisted Etching Needle
a crossover hit in the world of modeling, moldmaking, and sgrafitto. Solid steel, 7" (178 mm) long. Tapered point on both ends.
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Great, basic tool - the only needles I use
By dchitt on instagram
from Indianapolis, IN
Comments about Etching/Drypoint Needles and Scribes:
DB has the best price on these needles that I have found. They are a basic tool, one that ties printmakers today to those who've been scratching images onto a plate in order to make prints since printmaking began. Because I use dura-lar plates, these needles last forever. Newbies find them immediately accessible as well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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New to drypoint.
By Sasha Barker
from Croswell MI
I am new to drypoint. I feel that this tool will help me realize if it is something I wish to pursue without breaking the bank.
from Dayton, OH
I'm in a printmaking class this semester and my teacher recommended buying this etching needle above others, for its durability and ease for making smooth lines. I have never used an etching needle before but I do think this one is superior, the lines it creates are smooth, light when I want them to be and easily darker and I don't have to go over anything to the point of exhaustion.
Easy and comfortable to use.
By Yoko the printmaker
from San Antonio, TX
I use this product for my dry point printmaking. it is very comfortable for my hand with mild arthritis.
Great!!! You only just began...
from Montevideo, Uruguay
Y just began to use it.
By Ernesto Dorado
from Gurnee, IL
I used this for my printmaking class and it works like a charm! Its easy to use. The only thing I did not like was the fact that both ends were the same. I would of liked it if it was a different end.
Awesome Etching Needle
from Kenosha, WI
I use this for scratching plexi-glass for intalgio printing. It works fantastic, but for long sessions of working my hands begin to hurt. I wrapped some cloth around the middle to create some sort of cushion for my hand, now I have no complaints.
Good Quality and Worth it!!!
By Arielle aka lil Mermaid
from San Francisco, CA
Comfortable and Easy to Handle. Smooth and very sharp. They will only dull over a period of time but not instanstly after use. Would be nice to have a soft handle for a more firm grip.
wood handle very comfortable.....
By the hatter
from Oklahoma city, OK
doing large drypoint printmaking my hands would be sour with the metal scribes the wood handle is better.
Excellent All Around!
By Sarah the HappieZombie
from Dallas, Texas
Great etching needle! Works like a charm on copper plates! Love the double pointed ends for a little variety in my etched lines.
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