Linocut is a relief printing technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used as the relief surface. The design is then cut into the linoleum surface with a selection of specialist tools, with the raised (or uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed.

About this process

The linoleum sheet is then inked with a roller (called a brayer) and impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

Relief printing at Green Door

Traditionally, oil-based inks would have been used in the printing process, but as part Green Door’s ethos, the use of water based inks are used in order to lower environmental impact, whilst also maintaining the same outcome as that of traditional oil based inks.

The use of colour can also play a major part in relief printing and can be easily achieved if needs be. By using various techniques and methods, those who wish to add colour can do so with both guidance and support from Green Door.

Tailored Courses

All of the processes we teach are available to book on an individual basis.

These courses will enable you to get the undivided attention of your tutor, allowing us to tailor the course specifically to your interests, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us. 

These courses are available to book on an individual (one-to-one) basis, or in groups of up to 4 people. All of our tailored course prices include refreshments, materials and in-depth notes.

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71 Bridge Street

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