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Soft-Kut Printing Blocks are approximately ¼" thick — enough to allow both sides to be cut, thus providing two printing surfaces per block. Cut any size block into smaller pieces with scissors, a knife, or a paper trimmer to use it for rubber stamping! Soft-Kut Printing Blocks are also latex free.
Soft-Kut Printing Blocks are meant for use with water-base block printing inks only. Solvents will ruin these blocks.
Soft-Kut Classroom Starter Kit
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Great for Upper Elementary!
from Boise, ID
Comments about Soft-Kut Printing Blocks:
I used these for an elementary art lesson (4th/5th grades) and not only did the kids think it was way cooler than the foam they had used in previous printmaking lessons, the final product was far better. It was very easy to carve with the Speedball lino-cutters I had. Great product at a good cost!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Easy to Use
I am new to lino carving/printing. This brand of lino was recommended by an instructor. Great value and easy to use for anyone beginning. Because it is thick you can use both sides. So if you make a mistake you can turn it over. I have not tried using it with ink to print my carvings. So far I have been using it to make a selection of homemade stamps and testing with stamp pads. I have nothing to compare it to however, this is the second time I have ordered it.
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Easy to cut. Safer to use.
from Omaha, NE
Early in my teaching career, I used the battleship linolium. It was hard to cut, and would curl up making it difficult to print. About ten years ago, I discovered soft-kut and have never gone back. This is one of my students favorite projects. It cuts like butter and prints nicely while maintaining a flat shape. I use it for block printing and have even impressed it in clay.
THE SOFT PRINTING BLOCKS
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
They are easy on my hands because of its softness
Soft-Kut Printing Blocks
from Cullman, Alabama
I use the soft-kut printing blocks with my 5th grade students. The blocks are easily cut and the results are perfect. The students love working with printing blocks and I wouldn't buy these from anybody but Dick Blick supplies
Hurray for softkut
The smart person that invented this product deserves every dollar that they make. It is like cutting soft butter which is a big improvement over hard linoleum. It is a favorite project for my advanced classes.
Good quality but not actually ideal for 2 sided carving
from Boston, MA
The block material is great and super easy to cut just as described. The only reasons I cannot give it a 5-star review however, is that when it says both sides can be carved, that is not 100% true depending on the image you want. When the blocks arrived in the box, at least one of the sides of each was in perfectly smooth condition. However, on most of them, the flip side was indented or had these grooves across them that obviously show when printing. As I am not carving out most of the surface, these do not allow me to print on both sides as I need to make sure I get a solid black print every time. If I had known I would have ordered more.
from Oak Park, Illinois
I scraped a design and copied it on fabric and paper. Very good results
Great for quick carving
I used to use this, then tried the Blick Readycut, then immediately switched back to this. This stuff is floppy, but it's very sturdy. I print on fabric and like to keep a slightly grainy texture, this stuff is great because I can just cover it in paint, flop it onto the fabric, lightly press down, and everything works great. I prefer this over the pink stuff, because the pink stuff tends to tear while carving. It's really easy to use an exacto knife with the gray. And unlike the Blick Readycut, you don't need to worry about this stuff warping and melting when it touches other lino. It's probably not that great for very fine detail, but I can get some nice, clean edges from it. I wouldn't sell stamps made from this to other people because it's so soft, but treat it gently and it'll last a long time.
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One of my oldest stamps made with Soft-Kut
from San Luis Obispo, CA
I have used these Soft-Kut printing blocks for over 10 years and find the quality consistent and usability Supreme! Having tried other printing blocks for carving and printing, accuracy and detail; nothing compares. Enjoyable to work with. You can also use the back side! A great value for this reason alone.
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