Essdee Fabric Printing Inks have been specially formulated to make Lino printing onto fabric a fun and successful activity that anyone can enjoy. These highly viscous inks will leave you with a bold and vivid print that is soft to the touch, and long-lasting after being heat set. Inks can be intermixed to create a wide palette of hues, tints, tones, and shades. The inks are water-based, meaning they are easy to use and clean up with just soap and water.
To create your own unique print, first carve your design using Lino printing tools and materials, then apply the ink to your carved printing block using an ink roller. Essdee MasterCut carving blocks and the Essdee Fabric Printing Roller are ideal. Place your inked block face down on to your fabric and apply pressure to transfer the ink. Following printing, the ink should be heat-set by ironing the reverse of your print (on a non-steam setting) for 4 minutes, moving the iron over the whole of your design. The printed fabrics are washable up to 40°C. 100% cotton fabric is recommended for best results, as more textured fabrics can produce varied colour shade results.
How To: Fabric Lino Printing