Intro to relief press printing

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Relief Press Printing is the process of taking a medium, removing specific pieces of it so as to make it thinner in areas, and inking the raised portions of the medium to press onto a desired surface.


Intro to Relief Press Printing
Information
Cost $20
Taught By Mfpotts
Location CBU


Overview

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate an easy way to create your own linoleum stamps, and more specifically how to apply this to T-Shirts. Through this you can take a linoleum block, carve out any design you wish, and print it onto any shirt that you would like.

Items Needed

Type Cost Manufacturer Supplier Notes
Unmounted Linoleum $2.69 DEMCO Mister Art 6 in (15 cm) x 8 in (20 cm)
Block Printing Oil Ink cost to group $4.15 Speedball Mister Art Multiple colors, all the same price
Lightweight 100% Cotton T-shirt $1.73 Gildan Cheape Tees Multiple colors & sizes, +$2.65 for 2XL and 3XL, +$1.20 for colors
Student Linoleum/ Wood Cutting Tools - Set of 6 $2.90 Richeson eNasco

Instructions

Resources

Materials

Printing Blocks
Type Cost Manufacturer Supplier Notes
Unmounted Linoleum $2.69 DEMCO Mister Art 6 in (15 cm) x 8 in (20 cm)
Mounted Linoleum $4.31 Speedball Mister Art 6 in (15 cm) x 9 in (23 cm)
Scratch Foam Board $5.20 Scratch Art Mister Art 69 in (175 cm) x 12 in (30 cm)
supposedly easier to start out with
Speedball Speedy Cut Printing Block $7.99 Speedball Mister Art 6.75 in (17 cm) x 11 in (28 cm)
much easier to cut, but also much more expensive
Ink
Type Cost Manufacturer Supplier Notes
Block Printing Oil Ink cost to group $4.15 Speedball Mister Art Multiple colors, all the same price
T-Shirts
Type Cost Manufacturer Supplier Notes
Lightweight 100% Cotton T-shirt $1.73 Gildan Cheape Tees Multiple colors & sizes, +$2.65 for 2XL and 3XL

Tools

Type Cost Manufacturer Supplier Notes
Linoleum Cutter Tips $2.47 / 2 Tips Speedball Mister Art
Linoleum Cutter Handle $3.99 Speedball Mister Art
Student Linoleum/ Wood Cutting Tools - Set of 6 $2.90 Richeson eNasco
Linoleum Cutter Set $6.60 Speedball Dick Blick

Stencils

For more stencils see Intro to relief press printing/stencils

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Apple Logo Stencil
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Ubuntu Stencil
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Ubuntu Circle of Friends Stencil
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PHP Stencil