/r/printmaking

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/r/printmaking is for printmakers and enthusiasts of all skill levels to make and share with fellow printmakers and those interested in the discipline.

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Rules

1. Be respectful.

Basic reddit etiquette applies. Be kind to each other, hatred or toxicity will not be tolerated.

Art is subjective, please be respectful when offering critique to your fellow printmakers.

2. Posts must be related to printmaking.

All posts must be related to printmaking as an art-form or any topic that is relevant to this sub.

This sub is for traditional, hand pulled prints in mediums such as relief, intaglio, lithography, and screenprint. We welcome mixed media and experimental work within these disciplines, as well as risograph, letterpress, and cyanotype.

This sub is not for industrial or home office printing needs, or commercial printmaking productions.

3. Do not plagiarize other’s work.

If misrepresenting others work as your own, further moderator action may be implemented beyond post removal.

When using other works as references, please give credit where credit is due to the best of your abilities in a manner that is clear in your post.

4. No spam of socials, sites, and shops.

We do not allow unsolicited links to shops, social media handles and other information shared with the intent to promote your brand/online presence.

This applies to posts, titles, comments, flairs, watermarks or captions on images/videos.

There is a monthly thread specifically for shops and social media links.

NFTs, crypto art, and AI generated art are not appropriate anywhere in the sub.

5. Do not repost the same work.

Do not repost the work you have shared previously to get more exposure. A different picture of the same work from a different angle is not new content.

Sharing progress updates is allowed.

If you have a question that goes unanswered, you can ask it again after a week.

6. Posts submissions are limited to once per day.

While we love enthusiastic printmakers, we limit posting to once per day. This way, a singe user doesn't crowd out other printmakers work on the front page.

7. Tag NSFW posts where needed.

Nudity is a part of the art world. We do not expect you to tag your posts as NSFW if they contain artistic nudity.

In the case of explicit pornography or gore, we do expect you to tag your post as NSFW.

/r/printmaking

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How to prepare prints for show?

Hi all. Brand new to woodcut printmaking and have the opportunity to show at a small craft show in a few weeks. How do you get your prints sale ready? Do you place each one in a plastic cover with a card backing? If so what would i google to find the plastic covers?

Thanks :)

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2024/03/26
12:11 UTC

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The Ravenscout Grove Bow Tie Appreciation Society.

Coloured with gouache.

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2024/03/26
11:21 UTC

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Question for the wise printmakers out there

My next project for a is linocut block, we're doing t shirts. I have been thinking about my design, which is going to be 3 fish with text under it but I'm not sure which would be better, "catch of the day" or "go fish". I don't fish but I think it's funny. Anyways, any thoughts?

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2024/03/26
06:20 UTC

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Progress on my new design “House of Figs.”

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2024/03/26
02:58 UTC

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Printing help :(

I'm new starting with lino printing and i don't know how to get the ink to look really black and even, also when I get up the stamp it takes away a little bit of paper, and also If anyone have any advice! Thnks!!,

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2024/03/26
00:38 UTC

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Instant drying ink?

So long story short, I am making a machine thing that will let me print from a carved rubber sheet onto paper disposable cups. But I'm looking for an ink that will dry almost instantly (1-2 seconds) on the cup.

Is there anything like that that I can use on rubber stamp like material?

Thanks in advance for the help

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2024/03/25
23:52 UTC

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“Powerlines” A multiblock lino relief print I did about a month ago

1 Comment
2024/03/25
21:10 UTC

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Need advices please, I get a lot of inconsistency printing on a handmade paper. How to fix it?

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2024/03/25
19:01 UTC

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Beginner question: what’s there to know about the Japanese-esque red signature stamps?

I notice a lot of artists using a red stamp in the corner. I like it and want to know more. Is that instead of a signature or in addition to one? Is it inspired by the Japanese Hanko or is there some other tradition this comes from? What else is there to know about this? Thanks!

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2024/03/25
15:08 UTC

108

Let's Get This Bread

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2024/03/25
16:45 UTC

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New to block printing and could us some advice

I’m working on a large woodblock, 24”x36”, and I would like to print it on a silver foil, is that possible? I’ve seen plenty of gig posters screen printed on foil, but not block prints. Does anyone have a link to where I could buy the proper foil?

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2024/03/25
13:38 UTC

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Blind embossing paper recommendations/identification

Hi all,

Sorry in advance if this is not the right sub, I'm unfamiliar with the topic but trying to gather some info. I'm looking to identify this type of paper for blind embossing, it seems to be textured, quite thick, and self-adhesive.

Appreciate any help, many thanks.

https://preview.redd.it/u2cmqciexgqc1.jpg?width=794&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c5d35f1d4b7f7cf40b3bd9a9058c626f1732d013

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2024/03/25
11:49 UTC

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Some revised prints of Gagotophorus draco beetle

2 Comments
2024/03/25
10:38 UTC

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Any news of a replacement for resingrave?

The guy who was making it retired and I’m just surprised I haven’t heard of anyone else taking it up yet

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2024/03/25
04:37 UTC

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Any idea how to set up a drop in work/maker space, without a teacher?

Sorry I’m struggling to describe this but I’ll try. This would be predominantly for people with little or no printmaking experience. I could have a tv with an introductory video, but basically would no teacher present. Just some kind of printmaking setup where people could drop in and make something. I’m thinking linocut might work? Everything else seems too complicated

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2024/03/24
23:32 UTC

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Did a small print on banknotes, looking to find more foreign ones that I can experiment with.

1 Comment
2024/03/24
16:06 UTC

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I have some of the speedy carve from speedball. Regular transfer paper isn’t working. I don’t have a printer. Has anyone gotten anything else to work? I would draw right on it, but I have a more complicated design.

I tested the transfer paper on regular paper. So it’s not that the transfer paper doesn’t work. It’s plain carbon transfer paper.

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2024/03/24
06:42 UTC

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Slowly but surely getting better at printing and carving

Here is my first attempt at a two tone print, I am quite happy with the result but I can only see what is not "perfect" about it. But hey, I'm learning on my own so I guess the road is still very long.

I ordered a small press which I hope will help me get a better print.

5 Comments
2024/03/24
16:44 UTC

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The Creature From The Black Lagoon

he turned out so good, I’m going to carve more layers and play with the colour combos

5 Comments
2024/03/24
03:48 UTC

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