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. Speedball's line of brayers pairs superior quality and value price, ensuring you won't have to break the bank to achieve the results your art demands.
Select from the drop down options below to learn more about each of our brayer product lines.
Soft Rubber Brayers
Made from soft, natural latex gum rubber with a precision-ground finish, Speedball Soft Rubber Brayers are ideal for use with linoleum, soft block, or woodcut. The heavy-duty steel frame provides enhanced durability, and the flexibility of the 40/42 durometer ensures for even ink distribution. Available in seven sizes, ranging from 1.5” to 6” these brayers work best with water-soluble or oil-based printing inks.
Hard Rubber Brayers
Featuring a synthetic, 80 durometer rubber, the Speedball's Deluxe Hard Rubber Brayer is ideal for use with water-washable, oil-based inks like Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink. Also availble in a craft version perfect for use with any gluing application or paper-crafting project. Available in a 4” size, both types of hard rubber feature an ergonomic, comfort-grip, plastic handle.
Providing the utmost in flexibility, rollers can be changed quickly and easily in order to suit your project’s needs. Use Speedball’s Foam Roller for adding suede, stippled, or splattered texture effects to a design. Creating a block print? Then grab our Speedball Hard Rubber Roller for light carving applications or our Soft Rubber Roller for any linoleum, soft block or woodcut project. In a sticky situation (with glue, that is)? Our Acrylic Brayers are the perfect tool for working with a broad range of adhesives. All rollers available in 4” size. Also available in the Speedball Pop-In Brayer Kit that features the complete line of interchangeable rollers along with the 4” Brayer.
Frequently Asked Questions
My Soft Rubber Brayer has gotten sticky. What can I do? Good news! A sticky brayer isn’t rendered unusable. Simply roll your brayer through a light amount of corn starch or talc powder between uses. You do not need to rinse the brayers after the corn starch or powder has been applied as it will not impact the ink’s performance in future uses.