15.4.11

it's a high tech business

it's not just anyone who can take up lino printing - just look at the huge amount of equipment needed...

I've never used a press for printing since leaving college and find my trusty box wood burnishing tools (on the right) to be the best - but if you look closely you can see how worn out the edges are, all those hundreds of prints have taken their toll, and now there's some awful news...my suppliers no longer sell them.  eeeek.  There's nothing better in my world for getting my prints exactly right.  If anyone knows an art shop with a dusty drawer full let me know, I can't imagine anyone did a roaring trade, but I need a new one about every three years...

3 comments:

Saphy said...

I will ask my youngest daughter as she is lino cutting and is in and out of all the art and craft shop's in our area.

tandaylor said...

So I'm guessing the spoons are for stirring tea and the round thing represents a biscuit?

Melanie Wickham said...

just out of shot are the slices of cake and bottles of beer, but afraid all these high tech gadgets are just for putting pressure on a piece of paper - what will it take to make it talk...