Speedball Block & Relief Inks for Fabric

Speedball Block & Relief Inks for Fabric


Speedball Block & Relief Inks for Fabric

Select from 15 colours

Speedball Fabric Block Printing Inks print on a range of fabrics with bold, opaque colour. They dry to the touch overnight, and remain permanent through the wash, without any heat setting required.

These oil-based inks work well on cotton, polyester blends, linen, rayon, and other synthetic fibres (not for use on nylon). They can also be printed onto paper and cardboard. The ink cleans up easily with soap and water.

Features & Recommendations:

  • Recommended fabric: Cotton, polyester blends, linen, rayon, and other synthetic fibres (not for use on nylon)
  • Works great on paper and cardboard
  • Clean up easily with soap and water
  • Printed fabric is ready for the wash 7 days after ink is dry
  • Ink on fabric will remain permanent on fabric through the wash
  • Ink on fabric won’t crack or peel over time
  • Launder preferably with cool water and mild soap
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ian B.
Durable product

I've used this product to block print on fabric and on one occasion on swim trunks. After many years using the swim trunks in a hot tub the image is still great. I would highly recommend this product.

Jean K.
First time trying Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink

I wanted to try this product in the hopes of getting a better print quality than with fabric paint, which tends to leave a texture on a speedy cut block due to the high water content. The Speedball fabric ink resulted in more even and solid coverage on the block, however I found that because it’s much “stickier” than fabric paint it dried on the printing plate too quickly, necessitating spritzing with water to keep it workable. I also experimented with adding the extender base, which seemed to slow the drying without especially affecting the colour concentration. I also made a preliminary waste print each time in order to prime the block and promote better coverage of colour. Believe the instructions when it says the ink has to dry overnight, otherwise you can smudge the print - which makes multi-colour prints slow to produce. The product has an odour which eventually dissipates. The hand of the printed fabric is not as soft as fabric paint, which is of greater concern for garments than art pieces, and because it tends to somewhat sit on the surface I suspect the colour might wear. Overall I was satisfied with the product and will continue to use it.

Paul L.
They got it Just right

They got it Just right for the consistency and stickiness of this ink they made for printmaking.
I've tried regular stuff, but it just slides around when rolling it out and applying it. The printmaking ink they have that isn't for fabric really rinses out easy, but I prefer this stuff they make for fabric since it's more permanent for printing on anything but paper, and all you need is to wash it with soap and water before it dries on anything.