Union St Printmakers sells many of the basic materials you might need for printmaking, including pre-assembled print packs (see below).

General public and students can purchase/order printmaking materials through Simone. If what you need isn’t in stock, she will do her best to source it for you within 1-2 weeks. To enquire further, please email Simone or text her on 0407 079 604. (Emails and texts are preferable to telephone please.)

Art Shop opening hours: during class/workshop times (updated daily)

  • Most Saturdays 11am-4pm from the portable Stepney studio
    Sat 16 Feb yes, Sat 23 Feb yes, Sat 2 Mar no (Writers Week), Sat 9 Mar no (WOMAD), Sat 16 Mar yes
    (please text for details)

  • Most Sundays 11am-4pm from 6 Manton St Hindmarsh
    Sun 17 Feb yes, Sun 24 Feb no, Sun 3 Mar no (Writers Week), Sat 10 Mar no (WOMAD), Sun 17 Mar yes

  • Most Mondays 2pm-9pm from 6 Manton St Hindmarsh
    Mon 18 Feb yes, Mon 25 Feb yes, Mon 4 Mar no (Writers Week), Mon 11 Mar no (WOMAD), Mon 18 Mar yes

  • Many Tuesday afternoons from 6 Manton St Hindmarsh
    Tues 19 Feb no, Tues 26 Feb 2-6pm yes, Tues 5 Mar 2-8pm yes, Tues 12 Mar no

Best to text/email a day or so in advance to avoid disappointment. (Occasionally Simone works from other venues.) Discounts available for UStP/S&Q students & anyone who has purchased an Enjay press through her.

Currently in stock:
(updated daily)

  • Intaglio tools/materials
    - cardboard drypoint plate
    - various sizes copper plate (A5 & A6 sizes in stock, other sizes available by order)
    - various sizes aluminium plate (A5 & A6 sizes)
    - drypoint etching tools & scraper/burnisher tools
    - 42% ferric chloride (2.5L)
    - hard ground knobs & soft ground knobs
    - tarlatan

  • Intaglio inks & modifiers
    - Akua intaglio carbon black ink (coloured inks available by order)
    - Graphic Chemicals intaglio black ink (coloured inks available by order)
    - Gamblin magnesium carbonate
    - Gamblin burnt plate oil #2

  • Western intaglio papers
    - Somerset Satin white 300gsm ~56x76cm (warm white, 100% cotton, acid-free)
    - Stonehenge white 250gsm ~50x70cm (warm white, 100% cotton, acid-free)
    - Fabriano Rosaspina ivory 285gsm ~50x70cm (high % cotton)

  • Relief tools/materials
    - various lino/woodcut tool sets
    - various sizes of linoleum (12x12cm, 10x15cm, 30x45cm)
    - Ezy Carve rubber (21x29cm)
    - basic small rollers (Speedball 2” soft, Essdee 2” hard)
    - Essdee 3 in 1 lino cutter + stamp kits

  • Relief inks & modifiers
    - Gamblin oil-based relief inks (all colours)
    - Gamblin Drive By Black (a specialist black textile block ink)
    - Caligo Safewash black relief ink (water wash up)
    - Gamblin tack reducer
    - Gamblin burnt plate oil #000

  • Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock) tools/materials
    - quality Japanese shina blocks (small 225x150mm in stock, medium/large on order)
    - various quality student tool sets
    - left handed professional tool
    - quality student plastic barens
    - Japanese red carbon paper

  • Relief & mokuhanga paper
    - Panshian (63x97cm, machine made, high Kozo content, internally sized, lustrous)
    - Richeson rice paper roll (15”x50’)

  • Screenprinting equipment/materials
    - aluminium screens (16x22" internal dimensions)
    - squeegees (6”, 7”, 8’, 10’)
    - Jiffy hinge clamps
    - Speedball Drawing Fluid, Screen Filler & Speed Clean
    - Permaset Aqua inks (300ml) - white & black (other colours available by order)

  • Mount/mat cutting materials
    - Minuet Arquadia matboard (warm white 32x40"/81.5x102.5cm)
    - Nachi 745 double-sided tape (acid free, 12mm x 50m, very strong)

  • Specialist cleaning materials
    - rollerwash

  • Other
    - ZIG Mica ink (60ml, for pen/brush use) - Brilliant Gold & Brilliant Silver
    - Express fine mist sprayer (10ml pencil style)
    - cradled timber panel (basswood 8x10” made from high quality 3mm thick Basswood plywood panel sanded to render a smooth firm painting surface)


Available for order (approx 1-2 week turn around):

  • Gelli plates - various sizes

  • Coloured intaglio inks - Akua water wash up & Gamblin oil-based

  • Intaglio papers (Somerset, Stonehenge, Fabriano, etc)

  • Oriental and Japanese papers for relief printing and chine colle

  • Derwent Inktense pencils & watercolour blocks

  • Koi watercolour blocks & water brushes

  • And much, much more - email Simone, and she will put the wheels in motion to obtain it for you :)


UV screen exposures coming soon.

Please note: purchases and/or orders are best organised with Simone in advance, preferably during class/workshop times or by text/email. There is no physical or online shop front yet (coming soon). Rather, Simone stocks all the printmaking basics (available for purchase by the general public and students during the hours she teaches classes/workshops) and regularly lodges orders, as needed.


Enjay Presses

Simone is the SA contact for Enjay Presses. She uses a S24 in Stepney, and a RP18 and a RP24 in Hindmarsh. If you'd like to know more about Enjay Presses, or see one in action, please email Simone.


Beginners / Startup Print Packs

To order a Beginners / Startup Printmaking Pack for yourself or as a gift for someone else, please email Simone..

Currently available:- Acrylic Drypoint Beginners / Startup Pack.
Currently available:- Acrylic Drypoint Classroom Startup Pack.

Coming soon:- Beginners Lino Pack, Beginners Monoprinting Pack, Beginners Drypoint and Monoprinting Pack.

And all the details:

Acrylic Drypoint Beginners / Startup Pack

  • Normally $150, discounted to $120 for purchasers of Enjay presses and UStP/S&Q students. Click here for the pack contents.

  • Each pack enables you to set up and print 3 different plates in an intaglio cylinder press, creating up to 18 prints. Most importantly, each pack provides clear instructions on how to make a print, where to source affordable future materials (both new and recycled) and further information to help you to extend your skills. (The pack contains enough ink for many more than 18 prints.)

  • For use in a cylinder or etching press with felts/blankets.

  • With advance notice, multiple or bulk packs are available for workshop and school environments.


Acrylic Drypoint Classroom Startup Pack

  • Normally $450, discounted to $385 for purchasers of Enjay presses and UStP/S&Q students. Click here for the pack contents.

  • This pack enables you to stock your classroom to print 18 plates in an intaglio cylinder press, creating up to 72 prints. Most importantly, each pack provides clear instructions on how to make a print, where to source affordable future materials (both new and recycled) and further information to help you to extend your skills. (The pack contains enough ink for many more than 72 prints.)

  • For use in a cylinder or etching press with felts/blankets.

  • With advance notice, multiple or larger packs are available for workshop and school environments.


Gift Vouchers

Fancy learning to print? Or giving a print class as a gift? Or a voucher for printmaking materials? It’s so easy. Just email Simone and you can arrange a Gift Voucher for yourself, a friend/family member or your Special Someone in no time at all. More information here.

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