How to Print

  1. Push PRIXEL pieces into the flat side of a setup plate to create your design. Remember, your final print will be the mirror image of the stamp setup.
  2. Make sure the pieces are pushed in all the way. Attach the setup plate to the press by lining up the magnets until they snap together.
  3. Ink the raised surface of the letters and shapes using the included ink pads, dabbing evenly until the printing surface is thoroughly covered.
  4. The feet will keep the ink off the paper until you’re ready to print. Push down in the center of the press with firm, even pressure.
  5. Presto, print! If your first try doesn’t come out perfectly, don’t worry. It can take a few tries to get the hang of it, but you’ll be a pro in no time.

Other Tips

  • Solid shapes require more pressure to print than lines. Standing up while pushing down during printing can help you get more leverage for better prints.
  • Avoid printing on textured paper—smooth paper gives the best results.
  • Before putting pieces away after printing, clean them off with a piece of scrap paper or a baby wipe to remove ink residue.

Advanced Techniques

  • Rotating the Press

    Simply rotating the press 45° offers totally new ways of using the same shapes.

  • Fading Prints

    Stamping again without re-inking can create increasingly faded versions of a print. You can use this to simulate movement, distant objects, or... ghostliness.

  • Multi-color Prints

    Create prints featuring two or more colors by using both baseplates.


Problem Causes Solutions

Not all PRIXEL pieces are being printed

Not enough ink

Check to make sure that all the PRIXEL pieces get inked before printing. Use an even dabbing motion to apply ink.

Not enough pressure

Push down as hard as you can in the center of the press. Standing up while printing can help you apply more pressure. You can also try putting a stack of paper underneath the paper you're printing on.
PRIXEL pieces not flush Ensure all the PRIXEL pieces are firmly inserted and their printing surfaces are level before inking and printing.

Overprinting/ blurry prints

Too much pressure

This is usually an issue with the line (green) PRIXEL pieces, which don’t require as much pressure to print. Try pushing down with less pressure.

Too much ink

Use a lighter touch when inking the PRIXEL pieces.

Double printing Once the press is pushed down, don’t allow it to spring back up until you’re done applying pressure.

Discolored prints

PRIXEL pieces weren’t cleaned between use

Use a damp paper towel or scrap of paper to thoroughly clean PRIXEL pieces after use or when printing with a different color.
Ink pad contaminated with other colors Rubbing the ink pad on a sheet of scrap paper can help remove the contaminated ink from the surface.

PRIXEL Idea Book

Booklet included with new PRIXEL kits. Contains examples of typography, illustrations, and tips for printing.



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