What is Lino Printing?
Lino printing otherwise known as lino cutting, is viewed as a traditional printmaking method. When lino printing you cut a design into a block of linoleum, then ink the remaining surface with a brayer and print onto either paper or fabrics using a baren. You can print multiple copies of the same artwork, which are know as editions. Lino printing is one method of relief printmaking, with similar processes to traditional woodblock printing. Linoleum is a preferred material when compared to wood due to its ease of use when carving.
Of all the different types of relief printmaking, lino printing is one of the most accessible and easiest techniques to learn from home. You can learn how to make and print homemade Christmas cards or lino print art. Follow our step by step guide on lino printing for beginners to learn how to lino print from the comfort of your home. Many artists start with lino printing due to it simplicity to learn.