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Gyotaku – The Art of Printing Fish

Gyotaku is a very unique form of printmaking which developed from a very practical need. Nearly 200 years ago in Japan, it is believed that fishermen developed gyotaku or “fish rubbing” as a method of recording a catch. I’m not sure about this...
Which Lino Is Best for Linocut Printmaking?

Which Lino Is Best for Linocut Printmaking?

It might seem like a bit of a boring post, but I often find myself having the same conversation about lino. I’ll say that I’m a printmaker, and that I specialise in relief printmaking with Woodcut and Linocut techniques. I’ll get the response –...
Buy a Printing Press for Under £100

Buy a Printing Press for Under £100

Following on from my recent post on my purchase of an Adana 5 x 3 small printing press, I thought you might be interested to know how I tracked it down. I’ll give you a list of resources, and an idea of what you can expect to pay. Though this is a guide to...
Anyone Can Own a Printing Press

Anyone Can Own a Printing Press

A printing press need not be a cripplingly expensive 3 tonne piece of image making equipment. There are affordable, simple to operate and maintain presses on the market. I know there are because I just bought one and I’m going to fix it up just to show you how...