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yoyita_yoyita
03-01-2003, 01:35 AM
I'll appreciate some guidance in where to buy a printmaking rolling pin (sorry I don't know the exact name) The type covered with thick leather.

Thank you.Yoyita (www.yoyita.com)

sassybird
03-01-2003, 03:48 AM
You can find one by going to any college book store in their art department. If that is not good for you then you can order one through Dick Blick, Daniel Smith or Graphic Chemical. They all carry them in several sizes. You can go to their websites I have listed below.

www.dickblick.com
www.danielsmith.com
www.graphicchemical.com

Graphic Chemical sells nothing but printmaking equipment, tools, inks and papers.

Thank you for popping into the printmaking forum. I hope you come back to show us some work when you have some done :)

yoyita-yoyita
03-01-2003, 04:11 AM
I really wanted to make one, I have the leather, the rolling pin , I need to know what goes in the middle. I was told to put tire's tubes around it. Any ideas?

sassybird
03-01-2003, 01:47 PM
Will you be using this to roll ink on your plates or to use it as a hand press for pulling prints? Either way you need it to be seamless so that there are no lines left on the final print. That can happen if there are any gaps or gouges.

If you are looking for a rolling pin to use as a hand press then stainless steel ones are available at Dick Blick and Daniel Smith. Those were created for making relief prints, so I do not know how well they would work with intaglio printing. If you want one for relief prints without buying the stainless steel one then I suggest you pick up a marble rolling pin. It will have the weight that the stainless steel roller has, but will not be as wide.

yoyita_yoyita
03-01-2003, 04:55 PM
A marble rolling pin is an excellent idea, Do you have any idea who could sell them? that will give me the extra weight. I know it has to be seamless. I will try my hand on it and see how it comes out. That will give me the opportunity to make more prints. Thank you.


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sassybird
03-02-2003, 04:05 AM
There are kitchen stores, ones that specialize in nothing but things for the kitchen. I believe that would be the best place to look. Check their prices, and then check the price against what a small press would cost you from Dick Blick. I know that Gisela bought one from them, I believe under $200, and it works great. A solid marble rolling pin could cost you about as much. With a small press you could do lino and intaglio.

Howard Metzenberg
03-05-2003, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by yoyita_yoyita
A marble rolling pin is an excellent idea, Do you have any idea who could sell them? that will give me the extra weight. I know it has to be seamless. I will try my hand on it and see how it comes out. That will give me the opportunity to make more prints. Thank you.


www.yoyita.com (http://www.yoyita.com)

We have a solid maple rolling pin at Dick Blick, the budget slab roller for the ceramics classroom, but unfortunately, we don't have a solid marble one. I will see what I can do to get you one. It may not be in our catalog, but we'll put it on the website. It will be located on the slab rollers page for the ceramicists:

http://www.dickblick.com/categories/slabrollers/

Can anyone suggest for me where you would want to put it to make it easiest to find for the printmakers?

Somebody spoke of an under $200 press. Do you mean this one?

http://www.dickblick.com/zz400/13/

If anyone can suggest what other small, low cost presses are available, I will see if I can get them on our website.

Howard from Dick Blick Art Materials

sassybird
03-05-2003, 10:44 AM
Yep, that is the one, Howard. I was so excited to see it in your catalog, that I posted it here in the forum for those that like to do lino prints. It is perfect for those that can't afford a larger press, and ideal for toting around to schools and workshops on lino printmaking :D You gave people a good deal on this.

yoyita_yoyita
03-05-2003, 03:32 PM
Hmm, very interesting, I was trying to achieve two things with the roller, print and dry the rag paper for printing and watercolor. (Large papers.) The mini press won't do it, but it is nice to see it is available. It is nice to see Dick Blick participating in this forum.

:clap:


Yoyita (http://www.yoyita.com)

Gisela
03-05-2003, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by Howard Metzenberg


Somebody spoke of an under $200 press. Do you mean this one?

http://www.dickblick.com/zz400/13/

If anyone can suggest what other small, low cost presses are available, I will see if I can get them on our website.

Howard from Dick Blick Art Materials

Hi Howard,
I'm the one with the small etching press, but I got mine at Jerry's...sorry. ;) The price was right at $200.

Gisela

yoyita_yoyita
03-06-2003, 11:09 PM
Nice press Gisela, What is the size?

DuncanBerenice
03-07-2003, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Howard Metzenberg



Somebody spoke of an under $200 press. Do you mean this one?

http://www.dickblick.com/zz400/13/


Howard from Dick Blick Art Materials

thanks for the link :D it looks like a handy wee thing to use :D it's a pity that you can't get it over here in the UK :( (somebody prove me wrong :D ) I've just ordered a 20cm pressure roller from a catalogue in the UK here

Duncan

coolartsybabe
03-22-2003, 02:04 AM
Whoa...nice press Gisela. Consider me offically jealous.

I picked up a marble rolling pin at Goodwill for $5.00, a real deal. Honestly, I bought it to make better pie crusts but I'll try it out next time I'm pulling prints.

I like using Canson Biggie Sketch paper for my block prints. I use Speedball water based printing ink. I've tried many papers for block printing over the years and most of them stink. The paper I've had the most success with weren't made for printmaking. Go figure.

That , of course, is only for block printing. For etching or litho go with a good paper made for that type of printing. Anyone who uses newsprint for etching is as NUTZ as someone who uses newsprint to do a thick textured oil painting. NUTZ I tell ya, NUTZ.

yoyita_yoyita
06-17-2003, 08:16 AM
I have found a marble rolling pin. Finally!