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Lino Block - Grey

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These grey sheets / blocks of lino are especially made for "linocut" relief printmaking. They are 3.2mm thick, have a fabric backing, and are available in a range of sizes.

The surface of the lino is cut away using special lino cutters or a knife to form the basis of the lino print. The block is inked up with a roller (known as a brayer) and this creates a positive image when printed onto paper or fabric. The printing process can be done by hand or with a press. You can use water-based lino ink, oil-based lino ink, or a block printing medium mixed with paint. You can gently warm the lino before cutting and this will make it softer and easier to work, it can be placed under a hot water bottle, warmed gently with a hairdryer or placed on a radiator for a few minutes to soften.