Japanese Plastic Printmaking Baren

Original price was: £7.50.Current price is: £6.50.

  • Type: Woody Japanese Baren for Printing
  • Material: Durable plastic
  • Diameter: 12 cm
  • Features:
    • Inexpensive yet hardwearing
    • Printing side with raised bobbles for effective ink transfer
  • Suitability: Ideal for home printing
  • Paper Compatibility: Best results with lighter weight papers
  • Usage: Suitable for beginners and experienced users alike
  • Benefits: Cost-effective, user-friendly, versatile, and durable.
  • 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!


Woody Japanese Plastic Baren for Hand Printing


The Woody Japanese Baren for Printing is a specialised tool designed to bring the art of printing into the hands of both beginners and experienced practitioners. This baren, a traditional Japanese tool used in printmaking, has been reimagined with modern materials to offer an effective and affordable solution for home printing projects.

Key Features

  • Material and Design: Unlike traditional barens made of bamboo, this version is crafted from durable plastic, ensuring longevity and resilience. The use of plastic also makes it a more cost-effective option compared to its traditional counterparts.
  • Diameter and Handling: The baren measures 12 cm in diameter, a size that provides a comfortable grip and effective coverage for a variety of printing tasks. This size makes it suitable for detailed work as well as covering larger areas.
  • Printing Surface: One of the distinctive features of this baren is its printing side, which is equipped with raised bobbles. These bobbles play a crucial role in ensuring even distribution of ink onto the printing surface, helping to achieve consistent and high-quality prints.
  • Suitability for Home Printing: Its design and ease of use make the Woody Japanese Baren an excellent choice for home printing projects. Whether it’s for creating custom greeting cards, fabric printing, or artistic endeavours, this tool brings the traditional printmaking experience into the home environment.
  • Recommended Paper Type: For optimal results, it is advised to use the baren with lighter weight papers. This recommendation is based on the baren’s construction and the way it interacts with the paper during the printing process. Lighter papers are more receptive to the subtle pressures applied by the baren, resulting in clearer and more detailed prints.


  • Cost-Effective: It provides an economical entry point for those exploring printmaking, without compromising on quality.
  • User-Friendly: Its design is conducive to easy handling, making it accessible for beginners, yet still efficient for those with more experience in printmaking.
  • Versatility: While it is particularly adept at handling lighter papers, its robust construction allows for experimentation with a range of printing techniques and materials.
  • Durability: The hardwearing plastic ensures that the baren remains a long-lasting tool in your printmaking arsenal.


The Woody Japanese Baren for Printing is a remarkable tool that balances tradition with modern needs. Its affordability, combined with effective design, makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking to delve into the world of printmaking at home. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced printer, this baren offers a reliable and enjoyable printing experience.

Additional information

Weight 0.0590 kg