Speedball Deluxe 4-Inch Soft Rubber B…

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Deluxe 4-inch soft rubber brayer ideal for inking blocks or carved surfaces for printmaking
Precision ground soft rubber roller evenly distributes ink
Heavy steel frame eliminates warping
40/42 durometer roller
Durable plastic grip handle

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Perfect for block printing, this 4-inch deluxe soft rubber brayer is designed with a heavy-duty steel frame that eliminates warping. This brayer picks up more ink than harder brayers making it ideal for inking blocks or carved surfaces for printmaking. Soft natural gum rubber roller with precision ground finish (40/42 durometer) assures ink is evenly distributed. Features durable plastic comfort grip handle and includes craft tip usage guide. Made in USA.


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  1. 5 out of 5

    The ONLY Way to Glue |
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    Holy Smokes! I have tried just about every conceivable method of spreading wood glue in my shop including everything from my bare fingers to sticks, brushes and special "glue spreaders". These rollers are the ONLY way to go if one has much area to glue at all. Amazingly fast and incredibly even in it's coverage. Super fast clean-up too. WHY did I wait so long to get these? A definite 5-Star in every way.
  2. 5 out of 5

    Works great for my purpose. |
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    I am a 5th grade teacher and recently came across gelli plate printing. This year I taught my students a few different techniques using this method of art. I purchased this brayer to roll acrylic paint onto a gelatin printing plate. It works great for this purpose. The only issue that I have had with this brayer is that my students don't wash the paint off soon enough and the brayer can be difficult to clean. This is more of an issue with 35 fifth graders using these tools than an issue with the brayer itself. It is well made and good quality in my opinion. I have purchased 4 of them and all are in perfect working order after one year of use by two classes (70 kids). I would definitely purchase this product again!
  3. 5 out of 5

    Great Brayer |
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    I run a letterpress business and worked in the printshop - I know brayers and have used 100 brayers and 2 brayers. For the price the rubber on this is top notch and has a great texture for rolling out letterpress and intaglio inks or glue. Sometimes it's hard to clean because it does stain, but the light surface helps you keep from contaminating other colors. Overall, I love it for what I use it for - blending gradients on the printing press, rolling glue, and applying ink to wood cuts.
  4. 5 out of 5

    Quality roller |
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    I use this roller to apply glue when laminating wood. It works perfectly and if you clean off the glue while it is still wet, it cleans easily.
  5. 4 out of 5

    Good brayer for my needs |
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    Bought a bunch of these for my art students to try out printmaking and these were highly recommended to me. They worked very well, clean up great and the price on Amazon was the best I found (including shipping).
  6. 5 out of 5

    Good quality brayer for gelli plate |
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    I am using this brayer to spread acrylic paint on a gelli plate. It is working quite well doing that. I chose the soft rubber brayer rather than the hard rubber because another reviewer suggested that. Therefore I am not familiar with the hard rubber, but the soft one is not as soft as I had thought it was going to be. Like I am pretty sure this brayer is going to hold up just fine over time. The brayer spreads the acrylic paint out on the gelli plate very nicely, smoothing the paint out into an even layer. Then the idea is to use various tools (most home made) to make a design in the paint. The last step is to place a piece of paper to cover the gelli plate and I just ran my hands over the back of the paper. Then lift the paper off and lay it out paint side up to dry. Voila! If you need instruction on how to make a gelli plate, I just got my instructions from YouTube (it used lots of gelatin, rubbing alcohol, water and glycerin).
  7. 5 out of 5

    Just like Magic |
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    I was pretty skeptical when I bought this and the 6-Inch roller, but WoW, WoW, WoW, it really works wonderfully for rolling any surface or medium onto your cutting mats. I'm talking here in terms of cuttes like your Silhouette Cutter or your Brother Scan N Cut and I'm pretty sure any other cutter. This smoothed out the surface of freezer paper and fabrics alone for me on my mats and I was thrilled at how well even on a used mat it did..
  8. 5 out of 5

    This is the one. |
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    Wow-- been looking for this for 20 years. Perfect brayer tool. So glad to have one back in my life! Especially like large handle, not flat or thin-- Speedball always did know what a tool is supposed to do.
  9. 5 out of 5

    Smoothing your papercrafting |
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    Great for paper crafting after gluing something down. The brayer flattens everything nicely. I was perplexed as to whether I wanted a soft or hard rubber and this soft rubber smoothes perfectly. Just have to watch the glue, because if the glue seeps out, if you don't stop and clean off, you will have glue transported to numerous places on your work!
  10. 5 out of 5

    Use with new Gelli Plate |
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    Brand new and smiles fresh, I will use for Gelli plate mono-printing with RVS BFK white paper and Golden Open Acrylic with gel medium and stencils. Tisia Blackburn recommended using a two 6 inch soft rubber brayer by Speedball, but I decided to get a 6 inch and a 4 inch brayer so that I could keep them apart and know the difference between the two. I may do some smaller Gelli plate printing like the 5 by 7. Right now, I have an 8 by 10 Gelli plate. I have not used this material yet, but have a workshop later today with Tisia Blackburn at the University Art store in downtown Sacramento. Tisia is a representative of Golden and has her art studio in San Francisco. I have taken a digital image transfer art workshop with her last year. There may be other brayers out there, but this is top of the line and one of the best.