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Basic Instructions

Baren & Presses

Ball Bearing Baren Instructions

How to Replace the Cover on a Baren

   Video: woodblock print artist Matt Brown recovers a Baren (requires Quicktime)

How to Use a Baren

Murasaki Baren Care Instructions

Printing by PinPress

Blocks & Plates

Basic Instructions for Printing with Solarplates

   Using an Aquatint Screen with Solarplates

   Solarplate Light Box Instructions

How to Use a Registration Board

How to Use QuikWood

Preparing Cherry Plywood Blocks for Printing

Preparing Linocut Blocks for Printing

Resingrave Tips

Sealing Wood Blocks

Brushes and Brayers

Care of Brushes

How to Make Tokibo

Maru Bake Hairsplitting Directions

Care of Brayers

Engraving

Resingrave Tips

Using a Crocker Sharpener

Ink

Akua Intaglio Ink Instructions

Akua Kolor Monotype Printmaking Instructions

Caligo Safe Wash Relief Inks, Product Information

Gamblin Relief Ink Color Mixing Tips and Color Swatches

Gamblin Dry Pigments

Ink Comparison Chart

Nori (rice starch) paste tips

Recipe for Pure Rice Starch Paste and Using Rice Starch for Collage

Solvents and Studio Safety

Using Akua Inks on Wood Blocks

Paper

Dosa (Sizing) Paper

Paper Descriptions

Washi Information

Whetstones and Sharpening

How to Use a Leather Honing Block

Using a Crocker Sharpener

Using Japanese Waterstones

Woodblock Tools

How to Cut Down the Handles of Japanese Tools

How to Prevent Damaged or Broken Tools

How to Set the Hoops on Japanese Chisels

Replacing Blades in Futatsu Wari Tools

The Traditional Way to Hold Japanese Tools

The Traditional Way to Hold the Knife

Woodblock Tool Information

How to Modify the NT Stencil Cutter to Cut Wood or Linoleum

Instructions

Kento: Japanese Registration

How to Make a One-Color Print in the Japanese Style

Printmakers Registration System (Western style) by Maurice Fykes

   or link to www.printmakersregistrationsystem-mfykes.blogspot.com

Using an Aquatint Screen with Solarplates

The Traditional Way to Hold Japanese Tools

How to Hand Print a Blended/Gradient Roll with Oil Based Ink (video)