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Printmaker David Davis was heard to say, "We have not seen brayers of this caliber and this quality since pre WWII." Holbein has harkened back to those days with this professional quality brayer.
It meets the demands of all professional etching artists. The rubber is super soft, about ½" thick, durable, and long lasting. The brayer has a wood handle as a finishing touch.
® Holbein is a registered trademark.
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from The mountains in AZ
Comments about Holbein Super Soft Brayer:
I only wish there was a way to lay down the brayer (there is normally a prop) so that it wouldn't make contact with the table surface. My husband made a stand for it, so I'm good and I really love that it is a softer material....it is perfect for my woodcuts.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good roller, worse than useless stand
from Reno, NV
The brayer quality is very good, but the "stand" is worse than useless. The brayer will not stand on the point in the middle, leaving at least part of the brayer sitting in the ink. This also makes storing the brayer difficult. This is a design flaw that makes an otherwise excellent brayer just average or worse. I have brayers that rest on extensions on both ends, keeping the brayer out of the ink while resting on the inking surface. A single balancing point in the middle makes this roller unstable sitting on a flat surface, and I find it difficult to believe that anyone who actually uses a brayer would come up with such a design.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry if this brayer doesn't have the features you were looking for. The metal piece that protrudes from the frame is intended to keep the handle, not the roller, clean and out of the ink. For storage, the brayer should hang or be stored on end, preferably out of UV light, to prevent damage to the rubber surface. If this design isn't what you need, we understand and we're happy to work with you on a return. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to further assist you.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
big improvement over other brayers.
I need to get a clean, thin roll without edge lines and this so far does the job.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not changed in over 50 years
from New Orleans
I bought the original brayer while taking a printing class in 1968. After using it for another 10 years my interests went in other directions, painting, commercial illustration, computer animation. Now in semi-retirement, I decided to get back to relief printing. Pulled out my old printing equipment and found my old Holbein brayer in good working condition except the roller had low spot in it from being improperly stored. Who would think that after 50 years a new roller was available. Fit perfectly, is a dream to use.
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