Watch the video to see how to set up your printmaking station and print using your pocket press.
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With your Pocket Press you 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.
Each kit includes a 3.5″ x 2.5″ pocket press, an 9″ x 8″ rubber platen (also known as the press bed), two 9″ x 8″ felt blankets, plus illustrated instructions and a large clip for clipping your printmaking station to the edge of a desk or table.
I make each Pocket Press by hand. I saw, drill and sand each wood block before affixing the roller hardware and hand branding each press. I cut all the felt blankets and rubber platens myself, too. I strive to be a zero waste enterprise, and this may mean the color of your press parts or your felt will vary depending on which option is greenest. Your kit may arrive in a padded envelope instead of a box for the same reason- I always try to reuse packaging to save trees and cut down on plastic waste.
Essentially a handheld etching press, the Pocket Press works by concentrating your strength and pressing in overlapping rows. Be sure to stand up, and only press forward.
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!
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