Merrythought Village, Ironbridge, TF8 7NJ
Fine Art Printmaking Gallery Since 1980
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Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing
and art gallery
Ironbridge Fine Arts & Framing
Framing & Printing
Giclée Printing & Scanning
Fine Art Framing
Bespoke Moulding Range
Commended Level Framing
Conservation Level Framing
Museum Level Framing
Swept hand finished framing range with any finish… from gesso and paints to gilts and gold leaf!
Standard Size Picture Frames
Wedding Dress Framing
Examples of Finished Frames
Gunning Arts Etching Printing Presses for Sale
Etching Printing Presses
Little Thumper Etching Printing Press
Etching Printing Press No. 1
Etching Printing Press No. 2
Etching Printing Press No. 3
Etching Printing Press No. 4
Printing Matt, Blankets and Runners Guide
Etching Press Blankets
We sell a great range of etching press blankets for you to choose from. We not only sell etching press blankets but also use them here our printmaking studio and Gallery in Ironbridge. Our Printing Matt comes with each press so you can get printing straight away. If you need a replacement or you would like the traditional printing blankets they are here. Many people love using our one printing Matt that we supply with the press as the results are fantastic, follow this link to see prints made using this one printing blanket. Other people prefer to use the two or three traditional blankets. All different blankets will give different results so its best to experiment to find the results you want. If you would like any help with your choice please give us a call. We can cut any of our blankets to any size you require.
Relief Printing Runners
Here are our runners that we have available to purchase, they work with any press as long as you have a gap big enough between your rollers. (One set comes free with your press, if your buying a press from us) Here is the list of thicknesses that we make and sell but if you need bespoke please call and we will be able to quote you. 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm , 25mm , 30mm If your purchasing these runners for a press that is not ours you will need to check that you can get runners in between your rollers before you buy from us because we will cut these to your sizes and they are not refundable.
Here is our range of Printmaking Hotplates, Our hotplates have a range from 0c to 120c and are very easy to use and set. They are easily cleaned and the smaller models are moveable so if you want to take your hotplate with you to workshops you can do. If you want a large Hotplate that you want as a static unit for your professional printmaking studio or workshop then you will find what you want here. All of our hotplates are made so that you can just plug them in and not worry about using up lots of power. They have feet that lift the hotplate up off the workbench and the flat surface of the hotplates are made of Aluminium so they are easily cleaned and don’t oxidise. If you would like a size that you do not see below please get in touch for a Bespoke price.
Maintenance of your Etching Press
Printing with The Gunning Etching Presses
Printing Press Reviews
Oil Based Etching Inks
Oil Based Relief Inks
Caligo Safe Wash Etching Ink
Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink
Hand Printing Rollers for the Printmaker
Spindle Rollers & Table/wall Holders.
Our Spindle rollers are made from Nitrile rubber, they are excellent quality, easy clean and they are a dream to use. We make soft, medium and hard Spindle rollers in 3 different sizes. You can also purchase a Roller Holder for each spindle roller that can sit on the work surface, or be put on the wall. Our printmaking rollers can be used to print the following plates, lino, woodblock, intaglio etchings, photo-etchings, solar plates (if your inking in relief), photoengraver, collagraph, letterpress, mono-printing and monotype. For single inkings with 1,2,3 or rainbow colours you can purchase any size roller and ink any size plate up even if the plate is larger than your roller. For inking plates up with colour you have extended, it is advisable to purchase a roller that is larger than your plate. When you are inking up the relief surface of an already inked intaglio plate you will only be able to go over the plate once which means the size of your roller will have to be larger than the plate you are printing. The smallest roller is 4” Diameter x 10” length = a circumference of 12.56” Making the maximum plate size (for double inking) 10” x 12.56” The medium roller is 5” Diameter…
Printmaking Hand Rollers 3” Diameter
Our Printmaking Hand Rollers Professional are made from Nitrile rubber and are lovely to use with long 6” beech wooden handles., 3” diameter rollers and they come in three different shores, soft, medium and hard. Your very welcome to come to our printmaking Gallery and studios and try out the different rollers to see which one suits you and your work best or call for more information. They are made from nitrile rubber so they are easy to clean and the results you get from using these printmaking rollers are fantastic. As printmakers ourselves we love designing, developing and making the tools that that we use every day. These printmaking rollers are a must have for any professional printmaking studio or workshop. Our printmaking rollers can be used to print the following plates, lino, woodblock, intaglio etchings, photo-etchings, solar plates (if your inking in relief), photoengraver, collagraph, letterpress, mono-printing and monotype. For single inkings with 1,2,3 or rainbow colours you can purchase any size roller and ink any size plate up even if the plate is larger than your roller. For inking plates up with colour you have extended, it is advisable to purchase a roller that is larger than your plate. With a built in…
Intaglio Etching Grounds
Stopping Out Varnishes
Lino Plates Unmounted
Our Hessian backed traditional Lino plates come in several different sizes and you can purchase packs of 5 or 10. We have Lino Registration pins and runners if you are wanting perfect registration. If you need any help send us an email or call for more information.
Mounted Traditional Lino
Our Mounted Traditional Hessian Lino is mounted onto an 18mm fibreboard block, giving extra rigidity for printing.
SoftCut Lino Unmounted
Our Softcut 3mm thick Lino Blocks are super smooth which makes cutting very easy. The cutter glides through the surface of the plate with minimum effort. These come in 4 different sizes and you can purchase them in packs of 5 or 10. If you are hand-printing these Lino’s it is possible to get good registration however if your using a printing press its best to either mount them yourself or purchase them mounted already as these plates swash very easily.
Registration Pins and Tabs
Printmaking Powders and Glues
Printmaking Cleaning Products
Gunning Printmaking & Workshops
Overview of the Workshops & Courses We Offer
Available Printmaking Courses & Workshops
The Workshops at Ironbridge Printmaking Studios
Mobile Printmaking Workshops for Schools
Mobile Printmaking Workshops to Your Studio
Hire Our Printmaking Studio
Intaglio Printmaking Techniques
Etching Acid Recipes
Artwork & Exhibitions
Fine Art Exhibitions
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