Cart 0

The Process

Transparent Layers

About Process woodblock

Transparent Layers

Building chroma with layers. Printing a few transparent layers of color over one another will give those color fields more depth than if printed in a single run. Two layers of the same color mix will produce a darker color. Building Values and Form Using just one ink mix, value can be created by over printing layers from different iterations of a block. Three different blocks were printed with the same color of transparent ink. The stacking of layers builds subtle value changes.    And Then For Color Just as value can be developed with multiple color runs, color can also be...

Read more →


A Thin Roll-Out Is The Key

About Process Einks woodblock

A Thin Roll-Out Is The Key

Thin is the key. Probably the most important issue to learn about working with the transparent ink is how thin the ink is rolled out. A thin ink layer is the key to a successfully printed image and effective overlays and glazes. A thin roll-out of ink on the block will produce crisp edges for the printed image. A heavy roll-out of ink will print blurred edges. Visualize a layer of ink resting on the block surface. If that layer of ink is thick, when it is pressed, it will be displaced off the edge of the printing area. The result...

Read more →


The Kantan Brushes are now available

About Process Einks hake brush kantan brush moku hanga woodblock

The Kantan Brushes are now available

The small Kantan Brush designed for easy Moku Hanga printing. The brush has interchangeable brushes which spread the ink easily and hold moisture. Remove the brush from the holder for easy clean-up.

Read more →