Printmaking with Linoleum

Printmaking with Linoleum

What's a Linocut?

Linocuts are very similar to woodcuts. It is a printing method using a sheet of linoleum, in which a subtractive cutting method is used to take away the parts of linoleum where you want to leave the white of the page, and keep the parts you want to be inked! In the result you have a linocut that can reproduce the same image over and over again.
Tools Needed
Here is a list of things you will need to get started.
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Sign and Number
How to sign and number your prints.



Positive print example: Leaving the image

Negative print example: Carving the image

Cut out shape: Carve design, remove the rest

Lettering: Tips for laying it out.

Signing & Numbering

How to number your prints

Generally, you should determine how many prints you'd like to make. Say in this case, you say 40. Then each print would be numbered on the bottom left 1/40, 2/40 and so on. The center would be the title in quotations. The right would be your signature and optionally the date MM/YYYY the print was made.