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Topic: lino cut..this time as a print and as a tee-shirt..lake scene  (Read 2720 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013 12:01:08 PM »

This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013 10:00:28 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013 04:32:32 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013 04:23:37 PM »

Great work!  I totally understand the literal pains of lino cutting (my hands have been cramped for days from it gah).  For a few tips for printing without a press:
For shirts, have a shirt form that fits inside of the shirt, it keeps wrinkles out of the fabric, keeps it overall flat, and I find makes it easier to do a bunch of shirts in a row (assuming you have a few forms).
You might want to try adding a medium to your water based ink, think will make the transfer go smoother (especially onto paper), such as a retarder (which will also make your ink dry a lot slower, which must be causing you some troubles if you are doing more than 2 or 3 prints at a time), but you can get other bases and mediums to mix in.
Also, I use a second (wider) brayer to print, it gives a bit more of an even result than other ways that I've printing without a press (although I'm not sure what you are currently using to print so maybe you already are using a brayer?)
But, for smaller blocks, I use a piece of thick glass for pressure, which I just find faster for little guys than the brayer.  I'm not sure how using a piece of glass would work for larger blocks, I haven't had a piece big enough piece of glass to try. 

Also, I saw that  you printing using your car as a press.. so smart!  I don't own a car, so it totally doesn't work for me, but if I had one, you could bet a bunch of my gas would go towards using it as a press, instead of all of my gas going into hand pressing (hah).


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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013 04:57:36 PM »

sweatereyes those are some brilliant tips, thank you!

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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2013 05:57:06 AM »

That is a gorgeous lino cut!

I'm very lucky that we have presses in my lino class.

I'm wondering if spray starch on the reverse of the fabric as well as a stiff cardboard would help keep the fabric in shape, and then, a similarly stiff board (or plank) on the lino.

Sorry if you've already said. Have you laid the lino on the fabric rather than the fabric on the lino - I think you'd be able to achieve the easiest prints that way.

 make my prints both ways up in the press, and we tried various methods with brayers & spoons, hands and anything else we could get our hands on when we were experimenting with different papers and printing mediums/inks/paints. Smiley

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