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Printmaking Supplies

Uncover our range of Printmaking at Discount Art & Craft Warehouse. Find an extensive array of products including Lino & Block Printing, Etching, and Screen Printing.

We believe that art should be accessible and available to everyone within every budget. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, we aim to provide you with exactly what you need! We stock a wide range of Printmaking from the biggest art brands around including Derwent, Reeves, Winsor & Newton, Faber-Castell, Art Spectrum, Copic, Matisse and many more.




FROM $11.75

Tarlatan is used in the etching process to gently wipe away ink on your plate. It is made of starched open weave cotton ideal for maximum ink retention.

Tarlatan can also be used to make a rosin bag for aquatinting. The coarse tarlatan is perfect for letting large pieces of rosin through its holes.


Teflon Carrier Film


FROM $33.75

Teflon Carrier Film A4 is used in Thermal-Copier machines for imaging with RISO ScreenMaster mesh. The Teflon cover provides a longer life and consistent results year after year.

High temperature FEP Teflon Carrier Film allows more heat to pass through than plastic covers, with minimum absorption and distortion, enabling solids and fine details to be imaged at the same setting.

Suitable for use in A4/A3 Thermal-Copier, A4/A3 Thermal Screen Maker machines plus VistaFax 1UF/ 2UF models.


Whiting Powder


NOW $13.00

Whiting Powder is used in the preparation of etching plates. It is made of ground calcium carbonate chalk and free from impurities.

Mix Whiting Powder with water to create a paste to degrease copper or zinc plates before applying ground or aquatinting. To remove tarnishes from plates, mix whiting powder with ammonia.

Whiting Powder can also be added to your etching inks to stiffen and increase body.

FAQs about Printmaking Supplies

The technique of printing motifs or patterns on a surface using ink and pressure is known as printmaking. This technology has been around for quite some time, having first been observed in China about 255 BC. Since then, printmaking of various sorts has thrived all around the world.

The four main types of printmaking are categorised as: relief, intaglio, planographic and stencil.

Relief printing is one of the most straightforward printmaking processes, in which material is carved off or removed from around the projecting design that is to be printed. The ink here is applied to the plateau of the matrix.

Intaglio printing, technically speaking, is the inverse of relief printing: the ink is applied beneath the original surface of the matrix, such as with engraving and etching techniques.

The major difference between the relief/intaglio and planographic techniques is that the design is printed on a flat surface in the latter. The matrix is left intact, but it is specially prepared to allow for the transfer of the picture.

Last but not least, stenciling is a form of printmaking that involves cutting a thin material and then printing the design onto it by rubbing or spraying paint around the spaces that have been carved out. As stencils are one of the most popular methods used by urban interventionists, they are also very popular among street artists.

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. There are many different types of printmaking, from linocut and etching, to engraving, monotype, woodcut and lithography. Whichever style of printmaking you prefer, Discount Art N Craft Warehouse has the supplies for you.

Want to try your hand at Block Printing? We’ve got water wash relief ink, block ink medium extender, easy carve printing blocks, frisket film, low tack film and printing ink in all sorts of colours. We’ve got silk lino, lino cutters, rollers and carving tool sets. To ensure your closest CMYK printing match, we even stock the Pantone Plus Series Colour Bridge at one of the best prices around.

Discount Art N Craft Warehouse is proudly Australian owned and hugely competitive on prices. We offer an extensive range of products from adhesives and art desks to canvas, calligraphy, clay, construction and copic. Whether you’re a lifelong fan of arts and crafts or new to the art and craft world, Discount Art N Craft Warehouse is your one stop shop for everything you need.

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