Tools & Materials

I buy tools and materials for my print-making primarily from primarily the suppliers listed to the right.












Paper:I primarily print on a french made paper called Rives Heavyweight.I have bought this paper from Daniel Smith, New York Central Art Supply, Steven Kinsella, and most recently Orange Art.

Pigments:Mostly from Guerra Pigment and Kremer Pigment

Rice paste: from Talas, or Lineco.

Carving tools: Micro-gouge sets from Woodcraft. Carving knife from Japan Woodworker.

Carving blocks: mostly made up here in the shop from lumber I have harvested (basswood, birch, poplar, and cherry).

Brushes: mostly from McLain's, or the Baren Mall.

Barens: from McLain's or Baren Mall, mostly.


The Baren Mall , online connection to distributors in Japan. These include especially Woodlike Matsumara, a small hardware store owner who specializes in tools and materials for hanga printmaking. They sell some nice brushes, barens, skins for your baren, carving blocks, and more.

Guerra Paint and Pigment, 510 East 12th St., NYC, 10009. (212-529-0628) Water dispersed pigments and other products for making your own paint and inks.

Kremer Pigments, 247 West 29th St., NYC, 10001. (800-995-5501) German company importing highest quality artist pigments: mica, rice paste.

McClain's Print-making Supplies, P.O. Box 40163, Portland, Oregon, 97240-0163, (800-832-4264) importer and supplier of Japanese tools and materials for use in hanga print-making: brushes, paper, glue, basswood (shina) plywood carving blocks. They have a great catalogue and web-site. Go here for supplies and materials first!

Daniel Smith, 4150 First Ave., Seattle, Washington, 98124-5508. (800-426-6740) supplier of artists tools and materials : papers, barens, brushes, inks and additives.

Japan Woodworker,< 1731 Clement Ave., Alameda, CA, 94501, (800-537-7820) importer of Japanese woodworking tools: carving knives, gouges, camellia oil.

Graphic Chemical, 728 North Yale Ave., P.O. Box 27, Villa Park, IL 60181. (800-465-7382) Print-making supplies: inks, brayers, paper, carving blocks I have never used.

Woodcraft, Parkersburg, WV, 26102-1686. From Woodcraft I purchase a sweet little gouge set caledl Micro-gouges (USA made) (800-225-1153).

Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-306-6547. . . . . .