Speedball® Inking Plates, Barens & Presses
Speedball’s heritage in printmaking began over 75 years ago by pioneering the manufacturing of water-based inks.
Since that time, Speedball has become a true one-stop-shop for all things block printing, offering the broadest range of inks, surfaces, tools & accessories and block printing kits available on the market today.
At Speedball, we take great pride in being your one-stop-shop for block printing. In addition to our brayers, cutters and carving surfaces, you’ll find that Speedball has the rest of the tools your studio or classroom needs for your next relief print project. Select from the drop down menu below to learn more.
Bench Hook/Inking Plate
Made from a highly durable metal, this multi-purpose tool is a great addition to the studio or classroom. Featuring a design that allows the plate to be easily placed over the edge of a desk or table, the Speedball Inking Plate/Bench Hook makes for easy ink rollout and cleanup, or easier, more controlled carving.
Speedball’s Red Baron™ Baren is ideal for beginner artists and great for use in block printing, scrapbooking and card-crafting projects. Made from a durable plastic, the Red Baron Baren is built to last against the wear and tear of the classroom.
Need a more premium experience? Then the Speedball Baren is made for you! Featuring a resilient, nylon base that offers a nearly friction-free printing experience, the Speedball Baren is made to ensure you have even and consistent printing results every time.
Are your projects demanding more than a baren can deliver while your studio and budget lack the space for a bulky press? The Speedball Model B and Printmasters™ Presses might be just the answer!
For smaller block printing projects, the Speedball Model B Press possesses an all-steel construction and is excellent for relief printing projects up to 6”x8” in size. This lightweight (6lbs) press is great for use with both linoleum and soft block surfaces and has two height adjustments.
If you’re working in larger scale or across printing techniques, the Speedball Printmasters™ Press allows for the production of high-quality relief or intaglio prints. Manufactured with high tensile, allow aluminum that is powder-coated, this press is built to last and its versatile construction allows for printing a wide range of block sizes. Featuring a 12”x24” press bed, this press can either be bolted to a single, permanent location, or attached to a surface with “C” clamps (included) for situations that require more portability.