Lino Printing

Lino Printing

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Lino printing is a technique where the lino forms the printing plate. The design is cut out from a lino block with a lino cutter. Then the raised areas are painted with block printing ink on a lino roller. The design is transferred onto paper or fabric in a printing press or by hand.
Guide step 1
1.
Use a craft knife to cut the lino block to the size required for the desired design.
Guide step 2
2.
Draw the design onto the lino block with a pencil. Shade the areas which will appear white in the finished print.
Guide step 3
3.
Place the lino block in the angle along the arms of the bench hook.
Guide step 4
4.
Cut away the shaded areas with a lino cutter. NB: always cut away from yourself.
Guide step 5
5.
Lightly sand the untreated area of the lino block with sand paper. NB: make a test print to check that everything has been removed as you intended. If not, continue cutting away the shaded area on the lino block. See steps 6-8.
Guide step 6
6.
Pour black block printing ink into an inking tray and roll the lino roller in the ink. Apply a thin layer of black block printing ink to the entire lino block.
Guide step 7
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Push the inked lino block onto a piece of paper or fabric. Lightly push or roll on top of the lino block with a clean lino roller. Alternatively you may use a block printing press. Put a piece of protective felt blanket between the roller and the lino block.
Guide step 8
8.
Carefully remove the lino block from the print. Clean the lino block with water.
Guide step 9
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You may mount the finished print in a frame or in a passepartout card.

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