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Japanese Brayers

Japanese Brayers
50 Durometer Rubber
Made in Taiwan to Japanese supplier's specifications

Ideal for relief printmaking, these sturdy, well-made brayers have a tough Nitrile rubber roller on a hard plastic core, held by a metal frame with a wooden handle.

These 45mm diameter rollers will roll out 5 1/2" of ink without a lap mark.

Clean with Gamsol when using traditional oil-based inks, like Gamblin. Diluted Dawn dishwashing liquid works well when cleaning up water-soluble inks, like Caligo, and water-based inks like Akua Liquid Pigment. The rollers on the brayers can be removed easily with a Phillips screwdriver for cleaning and drying.

Long exposure to UV light will cause nitrile rubber to crack, so if you won't be using them for a while, store the brayers in a box or cupboard away from the sun or florescent lights.

A discounted Japanese Brayer (used once) is available on the Sale page.

Japanese Brayers

  Roller Size
(length x diameter)
Shipping Weight Price Enter Quantity
B4866 100mm x 45mm (3 13/16" x 1 3/4") 0.8 $68.90

164mm x 45mm (6 7/16" x 1 3/4") 1.2 $86.00

240mm x 45mm (9 1/2" x 1 3/4") 2.0 $125.00

*Out of stock. More baren are expected to be back in August/September, 2024. If you order one of these out of stock brayers, it will be placed on backorder and shipped as soon as possible. You will not be charged until we ship it and there is no additional shipping charged on backorders shipped within the U.S. Thank you for your patience.

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