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Gyotaku Fish Printing

Gyotaku is Japanese for fish rubbing or fish printing. Gyo "fish" while taku means to "rub" or make an impression. Pronounced "gee-ooh-tah-koo".

Gyotaku is a great way to create a unique, personal piece of artwork to remember your trophy catch while still being able to eat it afterwards!

Create a colorful and unique piece of artwork to remember your trophy catch!

Gyotaku Fish Printing Supplies

Try it for yourself! It's easy!

Please note: These are not ALL of the supplies you will need for fish printing, however they will help get you started. They are some of the core, basic ingredients to a successful Gyotaku fish print.

Water Soluble Block Printing Inks

Speedball Block Printing Ink for Artists

Improved quality block printing ink set. These full-bodied, water-soluble inks offer bold, brilliant, opaque colors and excellent transfer tack with minimal odor. Water clean up. Gluten-free. Non-toxic.
Colors in set include: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White and Gold.

Item Number Description List Price 30% Off Order
SB3470 Block Printing Ink Starter Set, 6 tubes Water Soluble $27.17 $19.02
 
2 oz. black sumi ink original bottle

Original Black Sumi Ink, 2 oz.

This 2 oz bottle of original black sumi ink contains a small amount of shellac for water resistance. The ink is permanent and light fast when dry.

Non-toxic. Waterproof.


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Description
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YCKF2
Original Black Sumi Ink, 2 oz. Bottle
$4.99
$3.49
 

For small fish try the Hosho Paper Roll...

Yasutomo Hosho 6 M Rice Paper Roll

6 M Hosho Paper Roll

This 20 foot roll of Yasutomo Hosho paper is 8" wide and is designed for use in Sumi-e, calligraphy and paper crafts.

Yasutomo's Hosho rice paper is a traditional kozo (mulberry fiber) paper that doesn’t shrink or tear easily, making it ideal for woodblock or line printing.

Made in Japan

 

Item Number
Description
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YC6M
8" x 20' Hosho Paper Roll
$12.05
$8.44
 

For larger fish try the Kozo Paper Roll...

Shuji Gami Kozo Rice Paper by Yasutomo

6 ML Kozo Rice Paper

18" x 30 ft. Roll. Designed for use in Sumi-e, calligraphy and paper crafts.

Yasutomo's Shuji Gami Kozo rice paper is a traditional kozo (mulberry fiber) paper that doesn’t shrink or tear easily, making it ideal for woodblock, fish rubbing or line printing.

Made in Japan

Item Number
Description
List Price
30% Off
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YC6ML
18" x 30 feet
Shuji Gami Kozo Rice Paper Roll
$16.55
$11.59

 

Prices given in US Dollars