Beginning printmaking with lino: Carving tools

Beginning printmaking with lino: Carving tools

Here’s a quick look at what I’ve discovered so far by trial and error about carving tools, ink rollers (brayers, I think, for any Americans reading this?), and other useful bits and bobs that are useful for linocut printmakers. For my thoughts on lino,...
Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – paper

Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – paper

Having looked at lino, lino substitute and printmaking inks in previous articles, here’s what I’ve learnt so far about that very important topic – paper. What paper is best? There are a vast range of papers available to try out – and...
Bluedot Festival linocut

Bluedot Festival linocut

On my to-do list is a set of lino prints featuring some of the awesome and mysterious machines used by physicists and astronomers. I’m planning to do the Large Hadron Collider, Jodrell Bank, and a tokamak (experimental fusion reactor) – amongst others. But...