This can be adapted to all grade levels. Plates can be made using
cardboard and can be run through the press to make an embossed print
first. Plates can be painted with gesso and can be printed intaglio
Monotypes and engravings can both be done on old CD's - get some
Some very interesting embossed prints can be made by running lino
plates through the press. I used a piece of Saran wrap between the
plate and damp paper. Tagboard works well for making embossed prints
and is much more affordable than rag papers.
Tina - make sure you have adequate felts... a cushion, a pusher and a
sizing catcher. I always ran the prints through the press with a sheet
of newsprint on top to protect the felts. Also put a sheet of
newsprint down to keep the bed of the press clean. I bought my felts
from Dick Blick.