My handheld etching press can print intaglio, relief and monoprints. This printmaking kit includes the handheld pocket press, plus everything you need to set up your printmaking station at home or on the go.
It comes with my 3.5" x 2.5" pocket press, an 8" x 9" rubber platen (also known as the press bed), two 8" x 9" felt blankets, illustrated instructions, and a large clip for clipping the setup to the edge of a desk or table.
Each press is handmade by me. I saw, drill and sand each wood block before affixing the roller hardware and hand branding every press with the Art Cricket seal. I recommend starting with a water based ink and soaking high quality papers for 20-30 minutes. Refer to my blog for insight on using this press with a variety of inks, paints and substrates.
Watch the video below to see how it works!
I strive to be a zero waste company, and this may mean the color of your felt or press parts will vary depending on which option is greenest. Your kit may arrive in a padded envelope instead of a box for the same reason.
Please be aware that overseas orders may incur fees at customs, and for this reason may be held at your post office.
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