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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This product getting cheaper and cheaper.......
By Surface Designer teacher
from Greenville, SC
Comments about Soft-Kut Printing Blocks:
I've bought these soft cut blocks for many years, to work with elementary school children. I LOVED the 4" x 6" blocks I bought originally, packaged 2 to a cardboard box. This provided storage for the kids' art for the duration of the project. They could fold their drawings and color plans into the same box as the block, keeping them together. A few years ago, the boxes went away, and the size of the block came up a bit short, so the art didn't quite fit into the ready made mats I bought (also from Blick). This most recent order took the degeneration a step further. Now the blocks are cut at an angle, and really do seem thinner than before. In the past, my students have been able to use both sides of a block, but now I think they'd be too thin for that. Of course, this MAY be an illusion resulting from the angular cuts.In any case they're not what they used to be and the price has not gone down.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I'll never go back to the old linoleum again!
This product is so easy to cut. I don't have to worry about students hurting themselves with the cutting tools. The prints we get are sharp and consistent. I will continue to purchase Soft-Kut Printing Blocks with all my students.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very disappointed in my Soft Cut Blocks
By Mary Ann
from Eureka, CA
This was my first time ordering this product. It is supposed to be 12x18" in size. I was going to cut it in half to make two 9x12" blocks, but the blocks are smaller than 12x18" so I will have to cut the block size I wanted smaller and have waste. Also, the edges of the blocks are cut BADLY, not a clean usable edge, which is another reason why I am going to have to cut the blocks smaller than I wanted. The surface of the block is not flat and smooth, which you need to get a good print. There are dents on the surface of the block. The box the blocks were shipped in was almost the same size as the blocks. The box was dented on one corner, consequently, the blocks have a damaged corner. Also the blocks were not wrapped at all before being placed in the box. Seems like that might help protect the surface of the block. And there is some chalky stuff on the surface. Not sure what that is. I have not used the blocks yet to know how they print, but I can tell you I feel like I wasted my money on this product. VERY disappointed.
Much too soft
from Plano, tx
Easy to cut, which is a plus, but much too soft and squishy to go through the press. Never was able to get a good print.
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from East Cary Middle
I am the bookkeeper for our school. These supplies were order and the turn around time was outstanding. The art teacher was very excited to be able to complete her 3D printing project with no delays.
My go-to printing block!
from Gatlinburg, TN
This is my favorite printing block to buy. It comes in larger sizes than most at a great value. The blocks are thick enough to carve both sides and flexible enough to print on oddly shapes surfaces.
Will continue to buy
from Bellingham, WA
I have been dabbling in block printing for several months now, and I'm glad I've given Soft-Kut a try! It's quite a different carving experience compared to linoleum -- the very soft material allows for quick carving, and easy to cut apart with an Xacto knife as well for different size or shape stamps. I bought several blocks to start, but I'll definitely be purchasing more in the not too distant future.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Jen G
from Denver, CO
I LOVE this linoleum!!! Super easy to carve, yet strong and holds up to heavy use. Thick enough that you can carve both sides. Easy to cut into shaped pieces. I print with acrylic paint or even acrylic screenprint inks work great too. I now only use this kind of linoleum in all of my workshops and for my own artwork, and recommend it to everyone.
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I have used this product for years.
By art teacher
from North Carolina
I use this product in my high school classes. It is easy for the students to design and carve their design. I have not tried any other similar products, so I cannot compare to other products. I just keep buying this carving block because it works so well.
These were a great deal but they print really weird and splotchy if you don't clean them off well before you ink the first time. There is a powder/film over the block that you have to get rid of. Students only had major problems if there were larger areas of the block left uncarved.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these blocks. The powder you discovered is corn starch, used to prevent sticking, and we're sorry to hear that it interfered with your initial prints. If we can ever be of assistance with products you purchase from us, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com. We're always happy to assist you!
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