I print my lino & woodcuts on the etching press using an old commercial printers rubber blanket instead of the wool and felt blankets (unless I want deep embossing). However, when I went to print the thicker blocks - like those used with wood engraving, I needed to add some carrier blocks on either side to help absorb some of the pressure from the roller - protecting both press and carved block.
John Steins' Website . Here is what I delightedly made with my newly purchased jigsaw!
So simple. I did find the rubber blanket was a little soft - it pressed into the finer details which had a tendency to fill in with ink. So I used a piece of matboard instead.
Please visit this page on John Steins site for further details.
|Proof of "Mrs Wren" 2 block wood engraving|