Japanese Bamboo Printmaking Baren

Original price was: £5.50.Current price is: £5.20.

  • Material: High-quality bamboo, known for durability and lightness.
  • Diameter: 12 cm, ideal for comfortable handling and effective coverage.
  • Ink Compatibility: Suitable for both water-based and oil-based relief printing.
  • User-Friendly: Simple, easy-to-use design, perfect for beginners and professionals.
  • Versatility: Effective for various printmaking techniques and paper types.
  • Sustainability: Eco-friendly material choice, aligning with sustainable practices.
  • Home Use: Ideal for home printing projects, requiring no additional press.
  • Affordability: Cost-effective compared to mechanical presses.
  • Traditional Craftsmanship: Combines traditional techniques with modern functionality.
  • Portability: Lightweight and easy to store, great for small spaces.
  • Check out our guide on lino printing with a Baren.

In stock

H GreggH Gregg
12:11 08 Apr 24
Excellent service - prompt dispatch and delivery. Goods arrived well packed in eco-friendly packaging. Rapid response to contact, highly recommended.
Mark JacobsMark Jacobs
10:46 22 Nov 23
great products with good pricing and excellent customer service
Joseph BellJoseph Bell
11:21 16 Sep 23
I've been wanting to have a go at screen printing for a while and this little starter kit was perfect. Good price and quick delivery - thank you.
Kathrina WainstokKathrina Wainstok
07:33 14 Sep 23
Bought some lino printing bits from here. Perfectly packaged, arrived undamaged, prompt and actually helped with some advice on some new techniques. The more specialist tools really made a difference to my work.
Jordan LewisJordan Lewis
14:01 13 Sep 23
Loved my lino printing kit, good quality quick delivery
Steve BaileySteve Bailey
14:01 13 Sep 23
Amazing lino printing ink ! Great customer service !
Martin PageMartin Page
19:46 10 Jul 23
A great selection of products, quick delivery and high quality. Ordered some lino cutting blades and a set of watercolour paints. Will definitely be ordering again.
22:09 20 Jul 18
Awesome work, highly recommend!


Japanese Bamboo Baren for Printmaking Overview

The Japanese Bamboo Baren for Printmaking is an indispensable tool for artists and hobbyists alike, specifically designed to facilitate relief printing without the need for a press. Crafted from bamboo, this traditional tool has been adapted for contemporary use, offering a simple and effective solution for both water-based and oil-based relief printing, particularly suited for home use.

Key Features

  • Material and Design: This baren is constructed from high-quality bamboo, ensuring a lightweight yet durable build. The natural texture of bamboo provides an excellent grip and adds a traditional aesthetic to the tool.
  • Diameter and Handling: With a diameter of 12 cm, the baren is optimally sized for comfortable handling, allowing for even and consistent pressure distribution across the printing surface. This size is ideal for various project sizes, from small detailed prints to larger artworks.
  • Versatility with Ink Types: Uniquely designed to be compatible with both water-based and oil-based inks, this baren offers flexibility for artists to experiment with different printing techniques and mediums.
  • Ease of Use: Its straightforward design makes it accessible for beginners, while its efficiency in transferring ink onto paper is appreciated by experienced printmakers. This ease of use enhances the printmaking experience, allowing for more focus on the creative process.
  • Benefits Traditional Craftsmanship: The use of bamboo not only adds a touch of tradition but also supports sustainable practices, making it an eco-friendly choice.
  • Versatility: Ideal for a range of printmaking techniques, this baren is a versatile tool in the artist’s studio, adaptable to various artistic expressions.
  • User-Friendly: Its simplicity and ease of use make it an excellent choice for those new to printmaking, as well as for seasoned artists looking for a reliable tool.
  • Affordability: Offering great value, this bamboo baren is a cost-effective alternative to mechanical presses, ideal for artists working within a budget.


The Japanese Bamboo Baren for Printmaking is a testament to the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern functionality. Its versatility with different ink types, ease of use, and suitability for home use make it a must-have tool for anyone engaged in relief printing. Whether you are starting your journey in printmaking or are an experienced artist, this baren offers a reliable, enjoyable, and environmentally friendly printing experience.

Additional information

Weight 0.0500 kg