T-shirt Test for Linocut Printing

Stonetrigger Press Linocut Wolf T-shirt

Stonetrigger Press Linocut Wolf T-shirt

Having this weekend off was great for spending a very long day carving. I carved my first t-shirt block, a wolf. I tested the block out on two of my own shirts and they printed great!

I placed an order with a t-shirt supplier for women’s 100% preshrunk ringspun cotton, tri-blend crew neck short sleeves shirts in four different colors. They will be here on Friday for this weeks printing. I will send out a few free samples to get your opinion on the feel of the shirt, the washability of the print. Last summer I printed a shirt last in the same manner and it is just as strong now was it was then, and it stays soft.

I am planning on having shirts available in in two weeks, with at least two different images. I will also take orders for different color shirts, short or long sleeve, men’s or women’s cut. I also got a suggestion for a summer dress. There are just so many options.

This is a fun learning process getting this all down. In the meantime I am finishing up carving today’s print. It will be out at 8pm EST.

Print number two! 30 prints in 30 prints,

30 prints 30 days, Small Print Store
Snarling Wolf

Snarling Wolf

After all that New Year’s Day fun cheer you now get the snarling wolf to move you into the weekend.  Only 10 available, each one $20, click right here now!

My 30 prints in 30 days series, this is a 4″ x 6″ linoleum block printed onto 8″ x 10″ archival paper. I most often use Rives, Arches or German Etch.

This is a cold grey wolf emerging out of the black background.

The hand printed block does not come framed, it is only for reference.

Each print is hand printed by the artist, me, Hilary Lorenz in my studio in New Mexico. For the month of January 1, 2015 I will make one new image each day. I will only print 10 and I ship them out after 3 days – once the ink dries.

In case you missed the Etsy link to buy one of the 10 prints it is https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoneTriggerPress