030) Relief Printing for Paper and Textiles

Learn quick and easy techniques for relief printing on fabric and paper—perfect for cards and stationery, textiles, wallpaper and giftwrap, sewing projects, table decor and more! We’ll explore design and printing techniques aimed at traditional edition printing, repeat patterns and yardage printing, printing both one-color images and complex multiple-color images. No experience necessary, beginners encouraged!

STUDENT MATERIAL & TOOL NEEDS, alternatives when applicable, for cost and availability, are
offered in italicized parentheses:
• 12x16” plexiglass palette (picture frame glass, or other non-porous surface that can be
• At least one 4”-6” Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer:
• 1”-1.5” Ink/Palette Knife (plastic knife, butter knife)
• 3 Dick Blick “Soft-Kut” Printing Blocks, 4x6” or larger:
• Linoleum Cutting Tool: https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-lino-cutter-set/
• 50-sheet, pad Richeson Bulk Block Printing Paper, 9x12”:
(65# copy paper, although thinner, can be used as an alternative)
• Speedball Water Soluble Block Printing Ink and 1 1.25oz Tube Retarder:
• If you would like to explore textile/fabric printing in-depth:
• At least one yard of 100% cotton, linen, silk or other all-natural fiber (t-shirts,
tablecloths, tea towels, etc.)
• Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedballfabric-
• Misting Spray bottle with Water
• Roll of paper towels
• Newsprint/scrap paper, 8x10” or larger (copy paper)
• Pencil & Eraser, Black Sharpie
• Disposable Gloves
• Apron/Smock
• Xacto Knife/Scissors
• Ruler
• Windex/Glass Cleaner and Sponge
• Dish Soap
• Iron, or heat-setting fabric inks
If you have any questions or concerns about the materials listed above, do not hesitate to reach immediately to Dave DiMarchi, at 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com.