Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink

Original price was: £12.50.Current price is: £11.25.

  • Permanent & Oil-Based: Vibrant, durable colours with soap and water cleanup.
  • Fabric-Friendly: Best on smooth, non-stretch fabrics like cotton and linen.
  • No Heat Needed: Air-dries overnight, no heat setting required.
  • Versatile Use: Suitable for various printing blocks and materials.
  • Non-Toxic: Safe for all artists, including educational environments.
  • Check out our guide on inking lino blocks.
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!


Speedball Fabric Block Printing Inks: A Comprehensive Overview

Unmatched Colour Brilliance and Durability

Speedball presents a sophisticated collection of Fabric Block Printing Inks, defined by their oil-based composition that ensures both vibrancy and permanence. These inks stand out for their bold, enduring colours, engineered to resist fading over time. Their unique formulation allows for easy cleanup with just soap and water, blending professional-grade quality with practicality.

Versatile Application and Consistency

  • Opaque Excellence: Each ink offers exceptional coverage, producing vivid prints on a variety of fabrics. The consistency is meticulously balanced to ensure smooth application across different textures.
  • Transparency Achieved: Incorporate Speedball’s Fabric Block Printing Transparent Extender to transform any colour into a translucent shade without compromising the ink’s viscosity, enabling a wider palette of creative possibilities.

Fabric Compatibility

Designed for precision printing, these inks are perfect for materials with minimal texture or stretch, such as:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Broadcloth
  • Denim

Please note, materials like nylon and canvas are less suited for these inks, ensuring optimal results are achieved with recommended fabrics.

Printing Tools and Techniques

  • Diverse Block Compatibility: Whether you’re working with lino, wood, or any similar relief surface, these inks are formulated to deliver superior results.
  • Recommended Tools: Soft rubber rollers or brayers are ideal for inking the block, ensuring an even and thorough application.

Drying and Curing

  • Effortless Drying: Speedball’s inks are air-dry, setting overnight in most climates without the need for heat setting. This feature simplifies the printing process, making it more accessible.
  • Washing Guidelines: It is advised to wait 4-7 days before washing the printed fabrics. This patience rewards you with lasting prints that maintain their vibrancy wash after wash.

Ideal for Various Projects

Whether your project entails block printing on fabric or exploring creative designs on paper and cardboard, these inks are versatile. Their oil-based nature means they’re not only excellent for textiles like cotton, polyester blends, linen, and rayon but also for synthetic fibres, excluding nylon.

Care and Safety

  • Air-Drying: Prints should be left to dry in a ventilated area; these inks are designed to air cure, eliminating the need for heat setting.
  • Wash Care: After allowing a week for the ink to set, printed fabrics can be washed using a cool setting with mild soap, ensuring your artwork remains pristine.

Non-Toxic Formula

Committed to safety, Speedball ensures that all its Fabric Block Printing Inks are non-toxic, making them suitable for artists and educators alike.

Colour Selection and Packaging Available in 75ml tubes, the range includes 13 vibrant colours plus a clear extender base for creating custom shades:

  • Black
  • Red
  • Blue
  • White
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Violet
  • Metallic Gold
  • Metallic Silver
  • Turquoise
  • Magenta
  • Opaque White

This premium collection by Speedball redefines fabric block printing, offering both novices and seasoned artists the opportunity to explore, create, and innovate with unparalleled ease and quality.

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Black, White