Beginning printmaking with lino: rollers and other sundries

Beginning printmaking with lino: rollers and other sundries

A look at those other bits and bobs that are useful for printmaking with lino. Bench hook Bench hooks are wooden slabs that help hold lino in position on the table while you are carving. I find them very useful to stop the lino escaping away from you, and they...
Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – inks

Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – inks

In this article I take a look at the printer inks I’ve tried. This is not at all comprehensive, and lots of relief printmakers will have other favourites. Oil-based inks CALIGO I started out with Charbonnel Etching inks, which are fine for relief printmaking....
Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – lino

Beginning printmaking with lino: Materials – lino

Over recent years I’ve experimented with both traditional artist’s lino and various vinyl substitutes – so here are my thoughts and I’d be interested to hear what other printmakers think about the different products out there. Traditional lino...
Herstmonceux Castle final result!

Herstmonceux Castle final result!

I’ve now done the final version of the Herstmonceux Castle linocut in water-based inks. I like to test prints using Akua water-based inks, as they dry quickly between colour layers. I sometimes do full editions in Akua as well, as the colours work well as...

Bluedot Festival – adding colour

Well, I’ve abandoned the idea of adding colour to the Bluedot Festival linocut by using the silkscreen process – so messy! and I’m finding registration of the image difficult. I will try this technique again in the future, but for the moment,...