Best seller

Manual Printing for Photopolymer Stamps

A course by Fábrica de Texturas , Design Studio

Design Studio. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2015

Discover stamping and engraving techniques using household tools

Best seller
98% positive reviews (389)
9521 students
Audio: Spanish
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover stamping and engraving techniques using household tools

As the name suggests, a photopolymer is a material that reacts when exposed to ultraviolet light and can be used to create stamps through photoengraving. With a few simple tools and an easy-to-follow process, anyone can make photopolymer stamps of an illustration or design.

In this online course, Gabriela Rodríguez and Xavier Robledo from Fábrica de Texturas, a Madrid-based studio and workshop, teach you how to create your own photopolymer stamps, as well as stamping techniques to get different textures and finishes.

If you're interested in learning more with Fábrica de Texturas, check out their first course DIY Binding Techniques.

Read more ↓

What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 11 downloads

Manual printing systems
3 minutes, 57 seconds
Engraving and photogravure
2 minutes, 3 seconds
Materials and tools
3 minutes, 13 seconds
Step by Step
8 minutes, 40 seconds
Preparation of negatives
11 minutes, 2 seconds
Preparation of negatives II
15 minutes, 22 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (389)
  • 9521 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 59m)
  • 11 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 07/05/2019

What is this course's project?

Create a print on paper of an illustration or your own design.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and anyone interested in stamping or engraving who wants to learn how to make photopolymer stamps at home.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required, although basic notions of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator are recommended.

As for materials, you need a photopolymer baseplate and a UV exposure unit, but you can use the sun or a UV flashlight if you don't have one. You will also need water-based paint, paper, and rollers.


9521 Students
389 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Fábrica de Texturas

A course by Fábrica de Texturas

Teacher Plus
Design Studio

Fábrica de Texturas is a Madrid-based DIY project founded in 2012. It is spearheaded by Gabriela Rodríguez and Xavier Robledo, two artists from the world of handcrafted design. Their philosophy involves experimenting with artisanal techniques and the plastic arts to infuse these classics with a modern flair and make them accessible to everyone.

Their DIY kits and workshops have become so famous that brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, IKEA, Mahou, Fnac, and DaWanda regularly reach out to them for all kinds of collaborations and events.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Modern Engraving

    • Manual printing systems
    • Engraving and photogravure
    • Materials and tools
  • U3

    Photopolymer stamp production

    • Step by Step
    • Preparation of negatives
    • Preparation of negatives II
    • Sunstroke options
    • Tips and frequently asked questions
  • U4


    • Seal assembly and stamping
    • Inks, finishes and textures
    • Manual Stamping
  • U5


    • Registration Marks
    • Different types of printing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Manual stamping with photopolymer seals

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

If you're a Plus member, when you complete a course you've purchased, you'll instantly get your personalized certificate. You can see all your certificates in the Certificates section of your profile. You can download your certificates as PDFs and share the link online. Learn more about certificates.
Manual Printing for Photopolymer Stamps. Craft course by Fábrica de Texturas Best seller

Manual Printing for Photopolymer Stamps

A course by Fábrica de Texturas
Design Studio. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2015
  • 98% positive reviews (389)
  • 9521 students