My name is Rob Luckins I’m a printmaker and commercial photographer. I make screen prints, letterpress and linocuts under the name Triffid. My inspiration comes from 1950’s television shows and packaging. I love old tin toys, model kits and the 1950’s view of what the future would look like. Describe your printmaking process. My printmaking … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Rob Luckins"
Following Shirley’s visit to Japan earlier this year, we are expanding our Japanese Woodblock Printing and Relief Printing range! We’ve had great fun testing out new products and have loved opening each parcel as it arrives from Japan with new stock. There are lots of new things now available on our website (and more still … Continue reading "New Japanese Stock"
One of the hardest things to do when printing a relief block (lino, vinyl or wood) is to print solid blocks of colour. There are quite a few choices to make and if you get these right then your printing will be much easier. Ink – an oil based ink will print better than a … Continue reading "Printing a solid lino block with a baren"
This is Maisie on work experience at Handprinted. Shirley and Holly have very kindly let me try out this Carve a Stamp Kit and write about my thoughts on it. The kit contains: An ink pad, carving tools (1 V shape fine tool and another V shape wider tool) and 5 blank stamps. This new … Continue reading "Carve a Stamp Kit"