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Speedy Carve is a revolutionary pink eraser-like material that makes carving a breeze! It's flexible, durable, and will not crack, crumble, or break. Use it to easily transfer images from inkjet printers, clip art, and newspapers. Latex-free.
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Easy and Fun
By Aloha Hoya
from Hilo, Hawaii
Comments about Speedball Speedy Carve Blocks:
My FIRST time carving a block...and it was easy with this material. I got wonderful help and advice from Blicks' 'technical' folks...
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for beginners as well as professional artists!
By Candy Carver
from Alexandria, VA
Speedball's Speedy Carve blocks offer the beginning block printing student an opportunity for success. The material carves like butter and produces a carved block that prints beautifully. They are also great for more experienced artists...quick to carve, durable blocks.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Los Angeles, CA
Soft, yet sturdy, these blocks are very easy to carve. Love them!
from New orleans
Easy to work with. Perfect size for project
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
easy to cut and great for detail
from Chicago, IL
I had been using the cheaper soft-kut carving blocks, but they were so soft that it was almost impossible to get fine detail. The speedy carve material is more expensive, but a HUGE improvement in quality. It is just as easy to cut, but you get much greater control.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
2nd only to Moo Carve blocks
This carving block is excellent and I'd rate it second only to Moo Carve blocks which are denser but just as easy to cut.
So nice to carve!
from Portland, OR
The blocks are so smooth and easy to carve on, even a beginner can make beautiful blocks to print with.
Great carving material!
Easy to carve, without shredding. Crisp image stamping. I love that you can use both sides.
These are my favorites
from Brooklyn, NY
I use the pink pads as well as linoleum for my block printing. I use a variety of media from embossing powder to water and oil based inks on a variety of substrates: japanese papers, speedball block printing papers and other cotton fiber papers from various european manufacturers.These are absolutely the best in their class. I've tried every single brand of rubber and similar student grade blocks on this site for example and for ease per cut as well as receptivity to hand pressing, brayer pressing and that little hand presser speedball makes (which I also use and love)nothing comes close.They also store well. Other blocks in their class have stuck together, not these. And they very very rarely crumble. I hate crumbling. Just hate it.I always take mine out of the plastic wrapping and keep them for a few weeks for a month in the air so they can harden up just that little bit that makes the difference. Then they go into their plastic storage boxes with air holes in them.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Kansas City
I use this product to make custom rubber stamps, lino print cards and art prints. It works perfectly! It never crumbles or breaks, and is very flexible and easy to carve. Takes detail very well. It's a bit expensive, but well worth it because of the ease of carving, and never having to worry about it breaking. If I'm carving a small image, I mount it on wood and print with an ink pad. For larger matrixes, I print with a speedball tiny press, or hand pressure - not suitable for a rolling printmaking press, as it stretches and makes it impossible to register.
Block printing is a great way to produce multiples of the same image and allows for variation in color and backgrounds. In this video, Kati is using Speedball Speedy Carve Blocks and shows you the basics of linoleum block printing. She also provides lots of tips for a successful print.
Kati explains the materials you'll need to get started in linoleum block printing. Since there are a variety of tools that can be used, Kati will show you a few options to help you select the right materials for your project.
Kati shows a quick and easy way to produce a series of multi-layered linoleum block prints. Using this unique method, you'll be able to align multiple prints on a single sheet to create a polychromatic, intricate print.
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