Linocut

is a form of relief printing. A design is carved into a piece of lino (linoleum). This is inked with a brayer (though you can use a brush, it's harder to get the ink even), and a print made by placing a sheet of paper on top so the ink is transferred to the paper. Pressure is applied to get an even transfer of the ink by either running the linocut block and paper through a printing

press or using a burnisher (often simply the back of a spoon).

 

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