This blog was created as a venue for printmakers in Malaysia to come together and share ideas, information and facilities.
We also would like to create awareness, spread the love for printmaking!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Pangrok Sulap

Recently, from social media, we read of a group of young artists from Sabah who have been active in printmaking to tell a tale, a tale about life, a "cerita rakyat"...

This their story :
  • Pangrok Sulap bermula dari idea melukis karekter kartun mengenai realiti cerita rakyat yang gembira di negeri Sabah.Saat perkumpulan anak-anak muda yang liar dengan cerita-cerita yang direka menjadi bahan ketawa.
  • Dari cerita rakyat sehingga menjadi aksi rakyat.Komuniti kecil bawah Kaki Gunung Kinabalu (Ranau) ini bergiat aktif dalam pelbagai aktiviti kesenian.Berjuang bersama seni rojak untuk terus hidup.
  • Disini kami percaya setiap manusia itu adalah seniman. Kami ingin mengajak semua orang untuk berbuat apasaja berkaitan seni sebagai penyampai pesan dalam kehidupan seharian kita.
  • Bersama-sama kami memperjuangkan hak-hak rakyat.

    'Kita tidak mampu melakukan yang besar, kita mulakan dengan yang kecil'

  • Teaching Chow Kit Kids about woodcut printing....  along with social activist, Syed Azmi

    Melakukan kerja-kerja amal disetiap ruang yang ada. Belajar berkongsi ilmu dan menjadi pendorong manusia yang lainnya.

    Kami akan terus belajar dengan kamu.

    Pangrok Sulap;-
    Pangrok = Punkrock
    Sulap = Pondok rehat di sawah/kebun petani (Dusun)

- Wonderful efforts by these young artists. Wishing them all the best in their creative & charitable ventures!

Do check out their FB page 


We have had some enquiries about certain forms of printmaking techniques and where to learn this in Malaysia. Therefore we will be maintaining a list of centres giving printmaking classes.

This post will be updated as and when we learn of any new classes or workshops available.

Disclaimer : This is intended as a reference only. We do not have the resources to constantly check if the info is up-to-date. Pls contact & make arrangement for classes on your own.

We do not receive any commission besides goodwill (only sharing for purpose of exchanging & increasing knowledge & skill) for listing the centres in our blog.

We would greatly appreciate any comments regarding class changes/updates/personal reviews or if you know of anyone conducting printmaking classes.

We also have a sister blog that lists all kinds of creative classes / workshops which you may browse for any classes you may like to take

Listing as at Dec 2015
Raksasa Print Studio
  • E-mail:  Phone: 017. 261. 2118
  • Opening hours:
    • Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 9 PM
    • Sunday 11 AM - 3 PM
    • Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

You can refer to Fauzi of TerusiArt studio…please do drop by and see their set up. 
Alamat studio: JKR 961-7, Jalan Dewan Bahasa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur. Location is Rumah Pena.

Find them at : 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

FYI - Plaster printing / Plaster Cast Etching

Has anyone tried to make a print using plaster of Paris?

In this article, Meredith Setser of  Herron School of Art explains how it works and tips on getting better results.

Plaster Cast Etching
A nice impression of etching plates, pronto plates, and even monotype plates can be made by making a plaster cast of the inked up matrix. The sensitivity of the plaster material can capture incredibly subtle nuances and details in an image, and is particularly well suited to images that have a wide range of values. This is a process that bridges the gap between sculpture and print.

These are the materials needed for etching plaster print:

  • plaster of paris
  • 2 mixing containers (bowls or pails)
  • oil base printing ink
  • Tarlatan and ink card for wiping etching plate
  • mold
  • plastic sheeting or saran wrap

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Test Print by Cetak Kolektif

 Tes Print Cover-01

Kuala Lumpur, December 2014 – To wrap up the year 2014, HOM Art Trans is pleased to announce another exciting exhibition that will take place at their gallery in Ampang. Entitled Test Print, this exhibition is a debut showcase of a newly established group of printmakers called Cetak Kolektif.
Cetak Kolektif consists of Samsudin Wahab, Faizal Suhif, Sabihis Pandi, Zul Husni Mohd Ridhuan, Arson Ong and Hazul Bakar who adopt conventional printmaking techniques, such as linocut, woodcut and silkscreen printing, in their art-making. 
​ “Printmaking is a medium that has less popularity now compared to other art-making processes like painting, drawing or sculpture,” said Bayu Utomo, director of HOM Art Trans. The aim of this exhibition is to generate interest in printmaking among Malaysian audience, thus elevating the practice of printmaking in the country.
Among the main objectives of Cetak Kolektif are to show the society the beauty of printmaking and help other printmakers in Malaysia to bloom and flourish. Besides this exhibition, the collective will also organise many other activities, including a printmaking workshop. Aside from emphasising conventional printmaking techniques, they also attempt to explore printing methods that are less practiced nowadays. This community aims not only to elevate and popularise the art of printmaking among younger generations but also to educate the public about this art medium.
Test Print will run from 30 December 2014 until 13 January 2015. There will also be a workshop demonstrating the process of linocut printing on 10 January 2015 at HOM Art Trans. The exhibition’s official launch is slated for 30 December 2014 at 8.30 pm and will be officiated by En. Juhari Said, a well-known Malaysian printmaker. The admission is free and everyone is invited.
The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 11.00 am – 6.00 pm. For more information, please log on to HOM Art Trans website
Sourced from Daily Seni

Photos during the Exhibition Opening on 30 Dec (sourced from
Exhibition officiated by Juhari Said, prominent printmaker

Also let's view the members of the Cetak Kolektif and their works

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