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Tugboat Printshop Tutorial: Woodblock Printed Shirts

Sep 14, 2007

by tugboatprintshop handmade and vintage goods

This video, provided by Tugboat Printshop in Pittsburgh, PA, provides an in-depth tutuorial on how to make a woodblock printed t-shirt.  Wow!


Watch the Video


You can buy the limited-edition t-shirts here in the Labs’ shop! 

Celtic Berries - original woodcut print, matted and ready for framing
Celtic Berries - original woodcut print, matted and ready for framing
Flowered Dress
Flowered Dress
Fake Plants -- Woodcut Print
Fake Plants -- Woodcut Print
ETSY tshirt limited edition
ETSY tshirt limited edition


  • SalmonStreetStudio

    SalmonStreetStudio said 8 years ago

    That was interesting,informative and well done! (Plus the Tugboater's seem like nice people). Thanks!

  • alternatebliss

    alternatebliss said 8 years ago

    I love seeing clips like this.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 8 years ago

    They are such nice people! They shot the video with a friend and we edited it. They are such talented sweeties!

  • spiceyart

    spiceyart said 8 years ago


  • matt Admin

    matt said 8 years ago

    That was awesome!

  • pinuppixie

    pinuppixie said 8 years ago

    Very!! Very!! COOOL!

  • hypnotiza

    hypnotiza said 8 years ago

    That is just so cool! Great idea and execution! Excellent work.

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 8 years ago

    That was so cool and i now i have "massive press" envy...i do have one question, how long until the ink dries on a t-shirt and how well does it stay on through washing? i would have never guessed it would fare well for shirt printing, this is news to me! thanks tugboat, i love your work!

  • Hettle

    Hettle said 7 years ago

    Great Idea! Excellent craftsmanship:)

  • southwinddesign

    southwinddesign said 7 years ago

    wow, I want one of those etsy shirts!!

  • littlepinkpebble

    littlepinkpebble said 7 years ago


  • reinaldovalentin

    reinaldovalentin said 7 years ago

    It looks cool... nice design

  • catryan

    catryan said 6 years ago

    Thanks for this informative video. Lovely print! Just want to know does if the ingredient you added to flatten the ink goes by any other names? is it similar to extender?

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