Books and videos

Watch me printing a massive Japanese woodblock print of Bembridge Mill.

A short video demonstrating how to make a reduction linocut print using my desktop printing frame.

And a shorter video about setting up the device.

And a short video demonstrating how to make multiblock linocut prints using my desktop printing frame.

The registration device is available from my Shop page.

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga By April Volmer
Published by Watson-Gupthill Publications

Full of beautiful photographs, contemporary and historical examples as well as practical advice.

This is the only book I know of on woodblock printing (in English) currently in print, but I can recommend these two if you can find them from second hand dealers.

The Art and Craft of Woodblock Printmaking by Kari Laitinen, Tuula Moilanen, Antti Tanttu
Published by University of Art and Design Helsiki ISBN 951-558-085-4

The best work on Japanese woodblock which I have found so if you do happen across a copy or can get one through a library I promise you will find it a mine of information

Japanese Woodblock Printing by Rebecca Salter
Published by A&C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-5297-0

An inexpensive and helpful book with plenty of colourful illustrations.

Modern Japanese Prints

Carnegie Museum of arts
ISBN 978-088039049-1

Printmaking: a complete guide to materials and process by Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick

ISBN 978-85669-600-5
Laurence King Publishing

Shin Hanga: the new print movement in Japan by Barry Till

ISBN 978-0-7649-4039-2

Edward Bawden by Caroline Bacon and James McGregor

ISBN 978-0-951-2657-5-8
Cecil Higgins Art Galery

Drawing the Line: the linocuts of Ian Phillips by Ian Phillips

Only available from www.reliefprint.co.uk

This short video shows a master printer at work in traditional Japanese style

And this one shows the making of Japanese Washi paper

Making of Japanese handmade paper of Kyoto Kurotani from Kuroyanagi Takashi on Vimeo.