We love printing with lino onto fabric – it can take your designs into loads of fun new places like t-shirts, homewares and bags! Back in 2016 we wrote a blog post about how to block print onto fabric and it’s still one of our most popular posts ever! Since then, we’re continued to refine … Continue reading "Lino Printing onto Fabric – Which Inks and Rollers to Use"
My name is Sunbul Akhtar and I run Night Press from my bedroom studio. I work in publishing during the week, ordinarily cooped in an office on the 41st floor of a building in London, and I love my job. I sometimes wish I was born half a century earlier to experience what publishing was … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Sunbul Akhtar"
Enviromount is a brilliant paper-based drypoint surface. It can be scored with a sharp tool such as a drypoint needle, and the top surface can be peeled away. We were keen to try it out in the studio. A drypoint print is an intaglio technique in which lines are scratched into a plate, creating a … Continue reading "Drypoint with Enviromount"
Print maker and illustrator Tom Frost graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001 returning to his hometown of Bristol to work as an illustrator for a number of years. He now divides his time between print making, restoring his tired Georgian house in rural Wales and raising a young family. In recent years he … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Tom Frost"
My name is Yasmine, founder of Yasmine Charlotte. I create block prints and printed goods, inspired by nature, human forms and daily life. Describe your printmaking process. Depending on what I am working on, I would either sketch straight onto the lino first in pencil, and then in a thicker black pen. How and where … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Yasmine Charlotte"
Using a simple square block can create a myriad of possibilities of pattern. We have used Speedy Carve and Versafine inks for this project. Cut a square from the Speedy Carve using a scalpel. Draw a quarter circle curve on the block using a pencil. Above the curve draw some simple lines fanning from the … Continue reading "The Endless Possiblities of a Square Block Repeat"