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Sosaku Baren (Beta)

Baren Beta
¥ 5060
(¥ 4600 excl Tax)

Made with a coiled inner thread and a bamboo leaf cover, this is similar to the most expensive barens. It gives good results for only a fraction of the price of a honbaren (real hand made baren)



Two varieties are available:
Sumi - has finer inner coil which is better for details, lines and fine work.
Beta - has larger inner coil which is better for printing flat areas of colour.

Both will work for all applications of printing, our all-round recommendation is sumi
The Beta baren gives much heavier pressure which is useful for printing techniques that require this. Having both allows you to do a range of work.
Both baren come in a protective cardboard box, as pictured.

Sumi and Beta baren look identical from the outside, however they come in a different box and have a small stamp in katakana on the back of the baren body to identify each.

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