What Is Lino Printing?

Lino printing is quite a simple printmaking method to learn, it’s quite easy to lino print from home whilst getting professional looking prints and without having to spend a lot of money on lino printing tools.

How Lino Printing Works?

Lino printing involves various steps to achieve the final print which are listed below:

  1. Lino printing involves cutting the negative space of your design into a block of lino, this leaves the design on a raised surface.
  2. You roll out lino printing ink which is then applied to the carved lino with a roller.
  3. You choose a paper to print onto and lay this on top of the inked block of lino.
  4. You then use a tool such as a barren, wooden spoon or press and apply pressure to the back of the paper.
  5. Pull the paper back and reveal your lino print.

What Can I Lino Print?

Lino printing can be used to create a variety of handmade products or gifts for family and friends, for some ideas see below:

  • Handmade Christmas Cards
  • Handmade Birthday Cards
  • Handmade Artworks

This step by step lino printing guide will provide you with all the information needed to become a professional printmaker overnight from tools and materials to the types of papers or inks you need to lino print.

Whats Needed For Lino Printing?

Lino Printing Tools

Find out what tools & equipment you will need.

Lino Printing Papers

Find out what papers are best suited for the job.

Lino Printing Inks

Find what inks are best for this printing method.

Lino Types For Printing

Find out what lino is best for printing, there are a few.

Lino Printing Process

A step by step guide for learning lino printing.

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