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These plates are made of a vinyl material that is 1/16" thick (approximately 1.5 mm). Each plate is soft and flexible with a smooth tan surface on one side and self-adhering adhesive on the back.
Cut the plate and mount it on a base, such as cardboard. Shapes can be cut with school scissors. Carve fine lines with linoleum cutters. Ink with either oil-based or water-based inks, and print using a press, baren, brayer, or rubbing tool.
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Poor quality, difficult to cut.
By Jim the Runner
Comments about Speedball Flexible Printing Plates:
This product is unusable with a traditional linoleum cutter. The tackiness of the adhesive is poor and does not hold the flexible printing plate securely. The description implies an easy to use beginner level printing material that can be carved, but that it not the case and even raises safety concerns when cutting.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this material was harder to carve than you expected, and one of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to see if we can help with a return or exchange. If we can ever be of assistance in helping you choose the most suitable block printing material for your classes, we hope you'll let us help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 or email email@example.com. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST, and they're happy to advise!
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from Albuquerque Nm
This product is sooooo bad. It cannot be carved into. I tried to buy this for high school students to use in a beginning printmaking class. They could not cut into it with out ripping the plate. It is not that good when cut with scissors. False advertising. Don't buy this. This deserves a negative star of shame.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these plates didn't work as expected. One of our Customer Care agents will be in touch to see how we can help.
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