Grey Lino Blocks & Rolls For Printing

8 customer reviews


  • 3.2mm thick lino
  • Made using natural ingredients such as linseed oil and wood flour making this lino biodegradable
  • Range of sizes & rolls – See table below images
  • Backed with hessian for extra strength
  • Can be used with water and oil-based inks
  • Essdee Lino is made especially soft for block printing
  • Rolls of Lino have an extra charge due to weight, we cover part of shipping costs to reduce the overall cost to users
  • Rolls of Lino are shown as 915mm wide, but are sold as 900mm due to delivery the edges sometimes crack a little


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H GreggH Gregg
12:11 08 Apr 24
Excellent service - prompt dispatch and delivery. Goods arrived well packed in eco-friendly packaging. Rapid response to contact, highly recommended.
Mark JacobsMark Jacobs
10:46 22 Nov 23
great products with good pricing and excellent customer service
Joseph BellJoseph Bell
11:21 16 Sep 23
I've been wanting to have a go at screen printing for a while and this little starter kit was perfect. Good price and quick delivery - thank you.
Kathrina WainstokKathrina Wainstok
07:33 14 Sep 23
Bought some lino printing bits from here. Perfectly packaged, arrived undamaged, prompt and actually helped with some advice on some new techniques. The more specialist tools really made a difference to my work.
Jordan LewisJordan Lewis
14:01 13 Sep 23
Loved my lino printing kit, good quality quick delivery
Steve BaileySteve Bailey
14:01 13 Sep 23
Amazing lino printing ink ! Great customer service !
Martin PageMartin Page
19:46 10 Jul 23
A great selection of products, quick delivery and high quality. Ordered some lino cutting blades and a set of watercolour paints. Will definitely be ordering again.
22:09 20 Jul 18
Awesome work, highly recommend!


Please note there may be some slight difference in size from the cutting process, around 1-3mm.

Product Code Description Unit


Barcode Product Size MM (W x H x D)
3.2/L1 75x75x3.2mm (pack of 10) 0.21 kg 5060127180622 75 x 75 x 32
3.2/L2 152x101x3.2mm (pack of 10) 0.58 kg 5060127180639 102 x 152 x 32
3.2/L3 203x152x3.2mm (pack of 10) 1.10 kg 5060127180646 152 x 203 x 32
3.2/L4 305x203x3.2mm (pack of 10) 2.17 kg 5060127180653 203 x 305 x 32
3.2/L5 406x305x3.2mm (pack of 10) 4.59 kg 5060127180660 305 x 406 x 32
3.2/L6 305x305x3.2mm (pack of 10) 3.34 kg 5060127180677 305 x 305 x 32
3.2/L7 450x450x3.2mm (each) 0.78 kg 5060127180684 450 x 450 x 3.2
3.2/L7RAIN 400x600x3.2mm (each) 0.90 kg , ,
3.2/L8 900x900x3.2mm (each) 3.10 kg 5060127180691 900 x 900 x 3.2
3.2/L9 915x1830x3.2mm Roll 6.20 kg 5060127183951 900 x 1.83 x 3.2
3.2/L10 915x2000x3.2mm Roll 8.20 kg 5060127183975 , ,
3.2/L11 915x5000x3.2mm Roll 19.70 kg 5060127183982 , ,
3.2/LA1 594x841x3.2mm (each) 1.85 kg 841 x 594 x 3.2
3.2/LA2 420x594x3.2mm (each) 0.93 kg 5060127184378 594 x 420 x 3.2
3.2/LA3 297x420x3.2mm (each) 0.41 kg 5060127184361 420 x 294 x 3.2
3.2/LA3-10 297x420x3.2mm – pack of 10 lino sheets 4.95 kg 5060127184118 , ,
3.2/LA4 210x297x3.2mm (each) 0.23 kg 5060127184354 297 x 210 x 3.2
3.2/LA4-10 210x297x3.2mm – pack of 10 lino sheets 2.32 kg 5060127183906 , ,
3.2/LA5 148x210x3.2mm (each) 0.11 kg 5060127184347 210 x 148 x 3.2
3.2/LA6 105x148x3.2mm (each) 0.06 kg 148 x 105 x 3.2

Unlocking the World of Lino Printing with Essdee Grey Lino Blocks & Rolls

Whether you’re a seasoned printmaker or just getting started, it’s important to find the right lino sheet and roll for your next printmaking project. Essdee Grey Lino Blocks & Rolls are the perfect addition to any studio, providing an easy-to-use product that creates long-lasting lino prints that will wow art lovers everywhere. Let’s take a closer look at why these products are must-haves for any serious printmaker.

Why Buy Our Lino Blocks & Lino Rolls For Printmaking

Essdee Grey Lino Blocks & Rolls are designed for high-quality printing and repeatability. Unlike traditional linoleum blocks, these products don’t require any additional steps before carving—you can start creating as soon as you open the package. The soft texture of the blocks makes them easier to carve than other materials, which means less effort and time spent on each piece. Plus, you’ll be able to get more precise details in your prints since there is less resistance from the material.

The lino rolls are specifically designed for larger projects like murals and wall hangings where precision is key. The rolls provide longer lengths for larger prints without sacrificing quality or placing strain on your tools. They come in both standard widths and non-standard sizes so you can create larger prints without having to worry about inconsistencies between prints due to uneven pressure on different sections of the roll while printing.

These lino sheets and blocks also have great durability when maintained correctly, making them ideal for large printing runs. Make sure to keep the lino cleaned after each printing run. Every now and then apply a small amount of linseed oil with a cloth to stop them crumbling over time. Always use sharp tools and if you struggle to cut the lino, try heating it for a minute on a hot radiator.

Essdee Grey Lino Blocks & Rolls make it easier than ever before to create beautiful prints with less effort and time spent carving intricate details in traditional linoleum blocks or worrying about inconsistency between large scale projects printed on lino rolls with different widths. With their superior quality and durability, these products make it possible for experienced printmakers as well as those just starting out to unlock their creativity without breaking their budget or compromising on results. Give them a try today!

Disposing of Lino Guide

What Are Lino Blocks?

Lino blocks, or linoleum blocks, are a staple in the world of printmaking. Made from linoleum, a material composed of natural ingredients like linseed oil and cork dust, these blocks are carved into to create relief designs. Artists apply ink to the uncarved surfaces and press paper against them to transfer the design, making for striking and versatile artworks. This method is cherished for its bold, graphic quality and the tactile experience of carving.

Can You Wash a Lino Block?

Absolutely, lino blocks can and should be cleaned post-use to maintain their quality. For blocks used with water-based inks, a gentle wash with soap and water will do the trick. If you’ve worked with oil-based inks, a solvent or specialist cleaner may be necessary. Carefully clean the block with a soft brush or cloth to avoid damaging your design, and let it dry thoroughly to prevent any moisture damage.

How Do You Mount Linoleum Blocks?

Mounting linoleum blocks on a sturdy backing like wood or high-density fibreboard (MDF) can significantly enhance their durability and ease of use. Simply cut your backing to match the size of your linoleum, apply a uniform layer of adhesive to the backing, and press your linoleum onto it firmly. Ensure it’s completely adhered by applying even pressure, and allow sufficient drying time as per your adhesive’s guidelines before beginning your carving work.

What Is Lino Made From?

Linoleum, the material for lino blocks, blends both natural and synthetic elements. The natural side features linseed oil, wood flour, and cork dust, offering an eco-friendly base, while modern advancements have introduced synthetic materials like PVC to enhance flexibility and endurance. This fusion results in a versatile product that’s as suited to the artist’s studio as it is to eco-conscious flooring solutions.

What Are the Different Types of Lino?

The variety within linoleum blocks caters to diverse artistic needs and preferences. Traditional lino, revered for its pure natural composition, promises a classic carving experience. In contrast, vinyl-enhanced lino brings added resilience and a different tactile quality. Available both mounted for immediate use and unmounted for custom preparation, linos also vary in surface texture, from smooth for intricate details to rougher finishes for bold, expressive lines.

  • Traditional Linoleum Blocks: Made purely from natural materials like linseed oil, cork dust, and wood flour. Ideal for those who appreciate a classic, tactile carving experience.
  • Mounted Linoleum Blocks: These blocks come pre-mounted on a sturdy backing such as wood or MDF, providing stability and ease of handling during the carving and printing process.
  • Unmounted Linoleum Sheets: Flexible and cost-effective, these sheets can be cut to size and mounted as needed, offering customization for specific projects.
  • Soft Cut Linoleum: Specifically designed to be easier to carve, this type is perfect for beginners or those working on intricate designs. It often has a smoother surface.
  • Grey Linoleum: Known for its softer texture, grey linoleum is easier to carve than traditional versions and is great for detailed work.
  • Battleship Linoleum: This type is named for its durability and tough surface, making it ideal for high-volume printing and detailed carvings that require precision.
  • Vinyl Linoleum: Incorporates synthetic materials for increased flexibility and durability, differing slightly in texture and carving feel from traditional lino.
  • Transparent Linoleum: Allows artists to see through to the underlying sketch or design, facilitating precise carving. It’s softer and easier to cut than traditional linoleum.
  • Jute-Backed Linoleum: Features a natural jute fabric on the reverse side, adding extra strength and making it suitable for large prints that require durability.
  • Gold-Cut Linoleum: A relatively new variety, characterized by its golden colour and ultra-soft texture, designed to reduce hand fatigue during carving.

How to Stop Lino Blocks from Cracking?

Maintaining your lino blocks to prevent cracking involves mindful storage and handling. Keep them in environments with stable humidity and temperature to prevent the linoleum from drying out or becoming brittle. Before use, gently warming up a stiff block can make it more malleable and less prone to cracking. Storing blocks flat and under even pressure will help preserve their shape and surface integrity, ensuring they remain ready for your next creative project.

Alternatives to Lino Blocks

For those seeking different mediums for their printmaking projects, several alternatives to lino blocks exist. Soft carving mediums, such as erasers or special rubber blocks, are user-friendly and great for detailed work. Environmentally conscious artists might explore sustainable options like repurposed cardboard or thick felt, which, while offering a different texture, still allow for creative expression. Wood blocks serve as a traditional alternative, demanding more effort to carve but rewarding artists with unique textures and a classic printmaking experience.

Additional information

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105x148mm (each), 148x210mm (each), 210x297mm – (10 pack), 210x297mm (each), 297x420mm – (10 pack), 297x420mm (each), 420x594mm (each), 594x841mm (each), 75x75mm (10 pack), 915x1830mm Roll, 915x2000mm Roll, 915x5000mm Roll, 100x150mm – (10 pack), 100x150mm (each), 150x200mm – (10 pack), 150x200mm (each), 200x300mm – (10 pack), 200x300mm (each), 300x300mm – (10 pack), 300x300mm (each), 300x400mm – (10 pack), 300x400mm (each), 400x600mm – (10 pack), 400x600mm (each)


8 reviews for Grey Lino Blocks & Rolls For Printing

  1. AlanW

    Good customer service – I was kept updated and given options when an item I ordered was temporarily out of stock; good personal service.
    Non-plastic materials were used for shipping.

  2. James

    Recommended – Great value, quick delivery, quality products.

  3. Laura Sclanders-Bell

    Brilliant product, great price, amazing friendly customer service! Couldn’t go wrong x

  4. Mr J Francis

    Good product delivered promptly.

  5. Anthony Williams

    Excellent customer service – There was a slight problem with supply of the item I ordered that delayed its delivery. Luke was super though at keeping me informed of the progress at regular intervals. I couldn’t have asked for better service – he has even offered me a percentage discount on my next order. Thanks Luke


    Great products and good pricing with excellent customer service

  7. Cath Snow

    Super quick delivery and they upgraded my delivery service.

  8. H Gregg

    Excellent service – goods arrived in perfect condition and promptly (much faster than I expected). Well packed in eco-friendly packaging. Friendly and very responsive.

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