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SAX ARTS & CRAFTS
Sax Perfect Print Block Printing Paper measures 18" x 24" is suitable for block prints of any style. It has a white, marbled surface for added visual interest and the flexible long fibers add strength to cope up with the rigors of hand printing techniques. It weighs 60 lbs. and is sold as 100 per pack.

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CONRAD MACHINE
Backed by a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, Conrad Machine’s ruggedly built presses can withstand the rigors of classroom use. The E-12 Deluxe model (above) has a planetary reduction drive, which provides smooth and easy operation under the heaviest pressure. Conrad presses resist twisting and tipping because of their base construction—a 16-gauge electrogalvanized sheet riveted together to form a sturdy box section extending to the full length at the bed plate.

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NASCO ARTS & CRAFTS
The Soft-Kut Lino Block Printing Starter Kit from Nasco includes two dozen 4" x 6" x 1/4" Soft-Kut blocks; 24 Scratch-Art® economy penholders; a 16-oz. jar of black water-soluble block printing ink; and Speedball® lino cutter No. 2 V-shaped, No. 3 large liner, and No. 1 liner. A rubber-like material, Soft-Kut makes cutting easier and safer. It won’t skid away from students and doesn’t need a bench hook to hold it down. There are two sides to each Soft-Kut block, providing each student with double the surface available and twice the experience in fundamental printmaking.

www.enasco.com

   
             
     

BLICK ART MATERIALS
Createx colors are specifically designed for making monotypes. Unlike oil-based inks, Createx water-based colors can dry before printing. Dampened paper will re-wet the color and transfer the image. This distinct property of Createx colors offers the ability to ink several plates at once, then transfer the image later. Monotype Colors are made with lightfast pigments, are nontoxic and meet ASTM D-4236 standards. Available in individual bottles, a Sampler Set of eight 4-oz. bottles, and a Pro Set with 12 4-oz. bottles.

www.dickblick.com

   
             
     
   
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