Fome Etching Press A4

fome a4Etching presses for manual printing, suitable for school use and for beginners. Height adjustable solid steel rollers. Supplied with metal plate.

Fome Etching Press A3

fome a3Etching press for amateur and professional printing use.  Height adjustable solid steel rollers mounted on oscillating ball bearings, ensuring flexibility of printing pressure. Supplied with metal plate and cloth.

Available with or without stand.

Mull 1m

mullSoft, thin muslin used for cleaning plates in intaglio etching.

Copper Plates

cu_sheetTraditional ground for intaglio printing. Bites evenly, holds texture well and does not distort the colour of the ink when wiped.

Available in various sizes.

Zinc Plates

Untitled-9Cheaper alternative to copper plates in intaglio printing.

Available in various sizes.

MDF Panels

mdfPanels for woodcut prints.

Available in 3mm and 6mm, and in A4 and A3 sizes.

Lino Panels

lino-block2Slightly softer surface than wood, for cutting lino prints.

Available in A5, A4 and A3.

Speedball Brayers

brayer_2_inch_deluxeSpeedball’s most popular brayers are great for printmaking, paper crafting, memory albums, stamping and home décor. The Deluxe Soft Rubber Brayer is made from pure natural gum rubber with a ground finish.

Available in a wide selection of sizes from 2” to 6” width.

Essdee Hard Rubber Roller

Lino-Roller-2Our best selling rollers are used by education authorities worldwide and are available in a variety of sizes. Manufactured from durable polypropolene with self-lubricating nylon bearings, robust construction, EPDM rubber, hanging slot, aluminium core and continuous steel shaft. These versatile rollers can be used for a variety of purposes other than lino printing. Simply turn over the wet roller and the handle doubles as a stand for cleaner working.

Available in 2″ to 6″ widths.

Screen Print Frame 42T

jbsf-1-091027155822Available in various sizes, this is a ready made screen printing frame suitable for block colours.

Fastex Textile Inks 375ml

fastexFastex Textile Ink is a heat setting ink which when properly applied will be colour fast, dry cleanable, water resistant and suitable for most fabrics. Paint your own bright coloured T-Shirts, hats or even cushion covers. Fun and easy to do.

Available in a full range of bright colours. The fluorescent colours are less resistant to fading. Variable results may be obtained on some synthetic fabric and wool, so please patch test first.


Non-Caustic Degreaser

Untitled-23A non-flammable ink degreaser, it emulsifies inks for easy water removal before reclaiming.  Also, it is a safe, non-caustic screen degreaser that will not deteriorate the fabric and will not burn unprotected skin.

Stencil Remover Powder

Untitled-23This powder has long been a standard way of making emulsion removers. SMP powders can be mixed at different dilution rates making it both economical and universal where you can basically customize the solution to specifications.

Microwax 480g

Untitled-23Used as a resist on screen printing silk screens.


squgeeThe Squeegee is designed for graphic screen printing but can also be used on paper, cardboard, or wood.

Available in a variety of sizes, it features a wood handle and a firm, durable rubber blade that is suitable for shorter print runs and high-usage applications.

Available in sizes from 15cm-60cm.

Stones Lithographic Crayons

Untitled-8Stone’s Litho Crayons make expressive lines and produce rich blacks.

Designed for lithography, these crayons are very popular as drawing materials for many other art applications, including rubbings. Extremely smooth for drawing, Stone’s Litho Crayons have very little drag. They’re also extremely lightfast.

The crayons are available in three sizes — ½” diameter, ¼” diameter, and a 2″ square tablet. A variety of hardness levels (1 being the softest and 7 being the hardest) cater to a variety of styles and allow degrees of shading. All perform beautifully.

The ½” diameter crayons sharpen easily. Available in five hardness levels, they stand up to more more forceful applications.

The ¼” diameter crayons also sharpen easily and are ideal for everything from general work to the most delicate details. Designed to be used with a holder (providing more usable crayon), they’re available in five hardness levels.

Perfect for broad tonal drawing and textures, Stone’s square tablet crayons measure 2″ square and are available in three hardness levels.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Charbonnel Etching Ink

charbonnel etchingIntricate detail and subtle inflections come to life with Charbonnel inks. The top choice of the most exacting printmakers, Charbonnel inks feature pigments chosen for their low acidity and exceptional lightfastness.

Blended with top-quality oils and carefully milled to ensure trouble-free printing, these are the inks of choice for exquisite, lasting works of art.

The range of Charbonnel colours has been redesigned by our laboratory to increase their qualities and obtain a more balanced colour chart. Some colours have been improved in terms of power, wiping and siccative properties and ligntfastness. New colours such as gold and silver have been added.

Available in 60ml and 200ml.

View the full colour chart here.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Aqua Wash Ink 60ml

charbonnel-aqua-washCharbonnel Aqua Wash Etching Inks are water-washable, with an oil emulsion that allows work similar to traditional solvent-based inks.

Made from extra-fine quality pigments, these etching inks are very lightfast and permanent when dry, and excellent for all techniques, including intaglio, relief, etching, and woodcut on linoleum, monotype, aquatint, and more.

Formulated especially for artists and students working in groups, Charbonnel Aqua Wash Inks clean up without solvents, and are non-toxic, odorless, and easy to wipe.

Instruments, tools, and plates do not get rusty when using Aqua Wash Inks because the inks do not contain water. They dry slowly, at the same rate assolvent-based inks.

View the full colour chart here.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Charbonnel Hard Black Ball Ground

a20791713c15c52a085ce3_mContains: judea bitumen, dammar resin, wax.

Dry extract: 100%
Finish: opaque matt
Hardness: hard, not quite as hard as Charbonnel hard black ball ground.
Consistency: paste
Characteristics: The matt black finish obtained makes etching work very clear.
How To Use: Wrapped in a piece of taffeta which serves as a filter, the ball is rubbed on the pre-heated metal plate. Dab on the ground to obtain an even surface before smoking.
Plate Cleaning: Before applying these grounds, it is imperative that all grease be removed from the plate. To do this, thin some Marly white with a small quantity of water and rub the plate with a soft cloth or a piece of cotton. Rinse under flowing water. Pour a soured solution of vinegar and salt on the plate. Rinse once again. Dry rapidly. Avoid putting fingers on the plate whilst carrying out these operations.
Hard Grounds: Once the ground is applied and dry, the picture is etched with a hard point in order to expose the metal beneath the ground. The plate is then placed in a bath of acid to erode the exposed metal. Once the required bite depth has been attained, the plate should be taken out of the acid bath solution and dried and the ground removed with the appropriate thinner.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Charbonnel Soft Black Ball Ground

a20791713c15c52a085ce3_mContains: judea bitumen, pitch resin, tallow, beeswax.
Dry extract: 52%
Finish: satin opaque
Hardness: supple
Consistency: paste
Characteristics: Soft lines and textural effects.
How To Use: A painting dabber is recommended for application. It is applied hot.
Plate Cleaning: Before applying these grounds, it is imperative that all grease be removed from the plate. To do this, thin some Marly white with a small quantity of water and rub the plate with a soft cloth or a piece of cotton. Rinse under flowing water. Pour a soured solution of vinegar and salt on the plate. Rinse once again. Dry rapidly. Avoid putting fingers on the plate whilst carrying out these operations.
Soft Grounds: Soft grounds protect the plate. They are non-drying grounds, applied with a painting dabber or roller. Textures and materials pressed into their non-drying surface will lift off, leaving the metal bared, ready for the bite of the acid. The plate must be heated before application. The “Pencil Method” consists of drawing with a hard point on “laid” paper applied over the soft ground. The paper sticks to the drawn parts. After the bite of the acid, a pencil stroke effect is obtained.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Charbonnel Lamour Black Covering Varnish

a20791813c082cd61e5b3d_mRecommended for aquatint, Charbonnel Lamour Black Covering Varnish is a popular stop out varnish.

This black varnish dries to a hard, opaque, gloss finish. Its liquid consistency brushes easily. It can be removed with petroleum solvents.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Charbonnel Liquid Sketch Tusche 25ml

lefranc__bourgeoisUse Liquid Tusche in silkscreen or lithography to produce rich, dark lines and solids. Apply it with pen, brush, airbrush, or using a spatter technique.

Liquid Tusche does not reticulate to the same degree as solid tusche.

Lefranc & Bourgeois Charbonnel Liquid Zincographic Ink 75ml

lefranc__bourgeoisSpecial ink for lithography on treated zinc panel.

Flint Oil-Based Printing Ink 100ml

flint oil

Traditional, viscous, smooth, oil based rolling ink.

Dries to a glossy sheen
Print on paper, wood, stretched canvas
Has good coverage and printing properties which can be successfully applied to a variety of different surfaces

View the full colour chart here.

Flint Water-Based Printing Ink 115ml

flint waterA popular high quality printing ink available in water or oil based formulation.

  • Print on paper, card, stretched canvas, wood, metal, plastic, acetate, glass.
  • Has good coverage and printing properties which can be successfully applied to a variety of different surfaces.

View the full colour chart here.


Palette Knives

knivesPalette Knives are blunt with a slightly flexible steel blade and no sharpened cutting edge. They are used in place of a brush for applying paint colors, paste, pigments, and so forth directly onto the canvas or painting surface. Between the handle and the blade there is usually a large crank, to keep the artist’s hand off the paint surface. Painting knives come in a multitude of styles, shapes, and sizes.

“The Master’s” Artist’s Hand Soap 40g

Untitled-12The Masters Hand Soap is specially formulated to remove petroleum-based paint or materials without harsh and messy thinners. It removes dried-on paint with just water. It’s non-abrasive, and leaves hands soft.

Use it in the art room and for other dirty tasks around the house. Masters conditions as it cleans. It has a refreshing spearmint scent, and it contains no lanolin.

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