What supplies do I need for block printing?
What supplies or materials do I need to make a block print? The basics include a carving tool, block (linoleum, rubber or wood), block printing ink, a brayer (roller), paper and a big spoon.
Can you use any lino for lino printing?
You can use any carveable surface to make printing blocks with, although the most common types of material to use are lino or wood. The process of carving is the opposite to drawing, in that the untouched remains of the carved material is what will print to make the positive image.
What can I use instead of lino?
Almost anything can be used as a printing block: plasticine, cardboard, plastic, wood, felt.
What can I use instead of a lino block?
What kind of linoleum is used for printmaking?
Battleship gray linoleum is one of the main types of lino that artists carve and print and it’s the type that I’ve used for many years. It does come in other colors, though, like tan. In addition to thin sheets of linoleum, sometimes it comes glued flat (i.e. mounted) to a piece of wood such as MDF.
How do you heat up linoleum for carving?
Before carving, you can warm up your block which will help it soften, making it easier to carve. You can use a hairdryer, place it in a patch under the sun, use a wheat heat pack and even sit on it (yes, I have sat on my lino).
What is linoleum block?
What is linoleum block printmaking? “Linocut” is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. Similarly, you may ask, what is linoleum printmaking?
What is a linocut, Lino or linoleum print?
Linoleum (or alternative)
What are printing blocks?
Block printing is a relief printing technique that uses a carved material (typically wood, linoleum, or rubber) to transfer ink onto fabric or paper. The block serves as a kind of stamp, with the final product a mirror image of the carving.