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NinjaChipmunk Thu 04-Aug-11 11:13:16

I've been doing some lino printing recently but the paper I have (mainly thickish sketchbook paper) is not giving me the best finish. can anyone recomend some good paper types for printing on to and also is there anything i can add to my water based inks to give a nicer finish?
Finally i have seen some oil based inks which are washable with soap, has anyone used them and are they any good? I think they are called caligo?

storytopper Thu 04-Aug-11 22:55:10

I have also been dabbling with linocut recently and attended a short college course. Haven't personally used Caligo ink but our tutor did recommend it as a good one.

Here is a link to some good suppliers of ink and paper. The tutor mentioned the Great Art website and Lawrence's quite often:

www.reliefprint.co.uk/pages_printmaking/printmaking_materials.html

NinjaChipmunk Fri 05-Aug-11 09:01:27

that link looks great, really useful. I have heard of lawrence's before but will read through the rest with interest! many thanks.

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