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Yes, #PrintInktober is Coming Back!

You may recall that last year I took the popular art challenge #inktober and altered it slightly into #printinktober

But, in case you don't recall, #inktober is a month-long challenge that was started by illustrator and cartoonist Jake Parker. In essentials, you are encouraged to create an ink drawing each day in October. Here's a video about it that he put together:

Each year he releases a series of prompts, which you are welcome to adhere to or not.  This is the list of prompts for this year:

I’ve participated in the #inktober challenge twice before – both times focusing on lettering and not adhering to any prompts.  See a blog post about it from 2014, and from 2015.

I like to use challenges to help me towards personal art goals. At the time, I wanted to improve my lettering skills. Creating a piece of lettering every single day for 31 days definitely made me faster and better at lettering.

Last year I decided to create a new spin on the challenge and created #PrintInktober.  I used printing ink and stamping ink rather than drawing ink, but my goal was to create a stamped print every day of October. The goal was to get my stamps out of storage and into play!  I used a mixture of hand carved stamps...

...and store bought stamps:

This year I'll be doing it again and posting on instagram under the hashtag #printinktober and if you’d like to play along, you are welcome to!


  • Create and post one print each day in October.  (But remember: nobody cares if you don't actually do it every day.  1 day is better than none!)
  • Use the hashtag #printinktober when you post.
  • Any stamp can be used – foam, wood, silicone, rubber, hand carved, lino, whatever you want!
  • Any ink can be used – screenprinting ink, marker ink, stamping ink, printing ink, etc.
  • You can use the official inktober prompts, if you'd like.  Or not.
  • Have fun and don’t worry if you miss a day (or more). The point of the challenge is to get those stamps out of storage and into use!!

I hope you'll join me!  I put together a cute little video about the challenge:

Thanks for stopping by!