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Speedball Super Value Block Printing Starter Kit


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  • Block printing starter kit perfect for beginners, crafters, students or printmakers
  • Create your own limited edition prints, artistic prints, card crafting or other paper crafts
  • Cutters are hand-crafted from high quality tempered steel, hand ground cutting edges are ideal for both soft and hard substrates
  • Hard plastic comfort grip lino handle with a hand-adjustable metal chuck making it easy to install and change cutters, end of handle twists off for convenient storage of cutters inside handle
  • Great gift item
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Speedball Super Value Block Printing Starter Kit + Speedball 4-Inch-by- 6-Inch Speedy-Carve Carving Block + Speedball Linoleum Cutter Assortment 1
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000SKT0US
  • Item model number: 3471
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,506 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
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Product Description

This block printing kit includes the essentials needed to get started in linoleum block printing. A fun and easy starter kit for beginners, crafters, students or printmakers. Create your own unique art on the linoleum block that will last for years to come. Kit includes one each of the following: 4-inch-by-5-inch lino block, lino handle, #1 cutter, #2 cutter, #5 cutter, 37cc water-soluble block printing ink (black), 4-inch soft rubber pop-in brayer, foam tray for inking and block printing instructions booklet. Hard plastic comfort grip lino handle with a hand-adjustable metal chuck makes it easy to install and change cutters. End of handle twists off for convenient storage of cutters inside handle. Cutters are hand-crafted from high quality tempered steel and hand ground cutting edges are ideal for both soft and hard substrates. Instructions are tri-lingual: English, French and Spanish. Made in USA.

Customer Reviews

A lot cheaper than in the craft stores and it is the same brand!
groovieghoul
Over all this is a pretty good "starter kit" but I'd like to warn you of a few problems (or issues) I came across: * The linoleum block is HARD.
TK
The block was quite hard though, harder than other blocks I've used.
Rhea Miller

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By TK on February 14, 2012
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Over all this is a pretty good "starter kit" but I'd like to warn you of a few problems (or issues) I came across:

* The linoleum block is HARD. Way too hard, especially for someone just starting out with linocuts. (I kept thinking that this was sad because it might scare people away from linocuts because they may think it wasn't worth the physical exertion of carving into this hard linoleum. Every cut my cutter was skipping, snagging and flying off the block. I was grunting like a crazy person lol) I'm not saying it's impossible to cut, but it is NOT smooth like other linoleums. You can hurt yourself struggling to make lines in it.

Do what I did: buy the BENCH HOOK along with this kit. It helped a whole lot. I bought the Speedball bench hook on here for about $9-10. Well worth the investment. It's "dual purpose" (meaning you can also use it as the ink tray)

* Came with a very cheapy styrofoam tray to roll the ink in. It's the type of styrofoam tray you might find packed meats on at the grocery store. I feel they could have added maybe a PLASTIC tray or a non-porous sheet of vinyl or some other material. You could buy a small sheet of plexiglass at some place like Lowe's which I did a few days before receiving this which would work perfectly for rolling the ink on. (I purchased it to do monoprints... but it's OK because the ink is WATER SOLUBLE... meaning you can wash it off, no problem.)

* The cutters sometimes comes lose. I tightened it very tightly but if you angle some of the cutters a certain way, they essentially come undone. (I didn't mark off for this; I'm just warning people.) I think the more you use the cutters, the more you'll understand it and how to hold it, how much pressure it can take, etc.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Strickland on October 24, 2010
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The kit costs not much more than a brayer alone, and that brayer comes with a linoleum block, a carving tool, and ink. That is a pretty good deal. The tray is made of Styrofoam, but it works in a pinch and I have used it a couple of times with no problems. This is a starter kit, not an advanced kit and as such it is a great deal. I may actually get another one.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Goober22 on May 23, 2011
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I purchased this kit in order to do a project for my humanities class. The kit covers all the basic needs for anyone just getting into linocut and/or relief printing. You will need to purchase some decent quality printing paper since the kit does not include any. This kit has opened up a whole new hobby for me. See my upload pictures to see my first completed project using this kit.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rommelioh on August 16, 2010
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Good for a starter kit, the only thing is the foam tray, got damaged by the linoblock, should think of a harder material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mom of three on January 18, 2012
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This is a great price for this starter kit. It's a must buy if you want to start block printing. the only thing you need to replace is the styro-foam ink tray.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Schaefer on December 16, 2011
Great way to get started on block printing, and a very good price. I did find, though, that for inking the roller an 8x10 inch piece of plexiglass from the hardware store (costs about $1.50) is much more useful than the tray.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By groovieghoul on May 26, 2012
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This a great little kit. Comes with everything you need to do your first block print. A lot cheaper than in the craft stores and it is the same brand! Really had fun with it ! I recommend~
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan E Smith on June 5, 2013
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I liked the product, but I needed instructions on how to put the blades in. I still can't figure it out.
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