linocut printing process aldea wood

Linocut is a printmaking technique, similar to woodcut. A design is cut into a piece of linoleum with sharp knives and chisels. Ink is rolled over the linoleum surface and then press onto paper. Printing can be done by hand or with a press.

All the parts that are cut out end up the colour of the paper. The parts that are raised (uncarved) hold the ink and those become the coloured areas of the image. The final print is a mirror image of the carved design.

I print all my designs by hand so each one is unique! All prints are numbered & signed. I always use standard frame sizes so they do not require custom framing. I use archival quality, acid-free 100% cotton papers. The deckled, or ruffled, edge of the paper is characteristic of high-quality printmaking papers.