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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 quick carving
Comments about Soft-Kut Printing Blocks:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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One of my oldest stamps made with Soft-Kut
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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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Great product, packed not so well.
from Kirkland WA
I love this product. The problem is with the shipping. When it came the packing slip had printed all over the top block. I called customer service, and they were really nice, and said no problem we'll replace it. I told them I could probably use it, but it was really annoying to have printing already on one side. Maybe they could let the packers know to pack it differently? Anyway the replacement came..... and the packing slip had printed on the Soft-Kut Block again.Sigh.
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from West Michigan
I bought this product for use in my 8th grade Art class. Block printing is their FAVORITE project all year! I used wooden blocks with a thin layer of lino, but they were so hard to cut and I even had a few students accidentally cut themselves. I was ready to give up on this project until I found these soft cut blocks. They cut like butter! I've used other cheaper blocks and they are much thinner and my students cut right through them and some of them crumbled and broke. NOT these! They are thick and I've even had students start over on the back with no problems. THANKS!
from Los Angeles
To me, this block is too soft, I like more harder ones. But the price is good. Some of my friends like this kind of stamp material, I still recommend it to them.
Great printing blocks
from Winnipeg, MB Canada
Easy to carve and hold their shape well.
I would buy this product again
from Albuquerque, NMI
Soft, cuts clean lines, very easy to use. I can't find anything negative to say about this product.
Easy to cut and makes good, clean prints.
from Baltimore, MD
I'm using these printing plates to make a series of prints. They are easy to carve and so far my prints have been crisp.
great to carve
from Olympia, WA
I enjoy carving rubber stamps. I've tried several different brands of "rubber" for carving, including other types sold by Blick, but these Soft-Kut printing blocks are the best. They have just the right texture for carving, even for creating fine details. The blocks are easily cut to size if desired, and are thick enough to carve on both sides. They cut like butter with all of my carving tools. They are also reasonably priced, so I can always have a stack of them ready for carving when inspiration strikes! Highly recommended.
Good value for the money
I bought this as a more affordable alternative to some of the other soft, easy cut blocks... it works well. It is not quite as good with detailed cuts than some of the more expensive brands, but I use it mostly for my beginner class and it works well for that. I will be buying more!
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