Red Hot Press

Linocuts

Lino cutting is a relief printing process. An image is transferred onto a block of lino and the areas that you wish to be white are cut away with gouges. The remaining block is inked up and printed. You can print linocuts in colour either by cutting away the block and over printing in successive colours (reduction printing) or by making several blocks one for each colour (multiple block printing). It is a good technique for bold and graphic images but less suitable for delicate drawn images.

All images shown here have been produced at the workshop.