We had a fabulous evening of fun last month where Lawrence staff members were given a screen printing demonstration by Vicky Ramsey printmaker. We thought we would share some photos and wisdom with those of you fascinated by this craft or looking to start out in screen printing.
If you are looking for a smoother alternative to lino or softcut printing blocks, you have come to the right place. We at Lawrence’s are now stocking Japanese Vinyl in a variety of sizes for all your printmaking needs. Watch printmaker Hannah Forward try out this new material, sharing her art-in-progress and her observations on the Japanese Vinyl.
Take a look at how our tool kits are made:
Tim uses a template to punch the holes out that hold the tools.
Student lino tools ready for wrapping.
Kit includes G3, G5, G9 gouges and V4 and V6 V-tools. Great as a present for someone who is getting about their lino printing.
So, here’s our metal cutting machine, we name him ‘Edward’
The cutter is operated by a foot pedal which Tim controls as he pushes the copper into the machine. It makes lots of loud noises!
Tim cuts the metal dowling down to the right size to fit the etching points
He then hammers the point into it’s wooden holder
They are then sharpened into shape using our sharpening machine “Howard” (friends with Edward the metal cutter).
Lovely finished points