Speedball Linoleum Cutter Assortment #1

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Speedball Linoleum Cutter Assortment #1

Speedball Linoleum Cutter Assortment #1

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Clear Workspace: Ensure you have a clean and well-lit workspace. Good lighting will enable you to see faint lines more clearly, and a clutter-free area will reduce the chances of accidental smudges.

Baren: Some linocut printmaking kits above come with a cheap baren and you can get by with a spoon for a while, but upgrading to an inexpensive Japanese bamboo baren is the next best thing to a full-fledged press.

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There’s no doubt that Pfeil linocut tools are pricey, but they’re more than worth it for professional artists who do relief carvings. Research and Inspiration: Before starting, spend some time looking at existing lino prints. This can provide inspiration, give you a sense of different styles, and help you understand what works well in this medium.

If you can, get a few different tools: V-gouges, U-gouges, large and small. Use all the tools you have, each will make a different kind of mark. For example, a V-gouge will make a very fine line if you use just the tip. If you carve deeper it will make a wider line.If you follow a few basic principles you should be able to prevent ever cutting yourself. The first and most important of these is to cut away from your hands. Lino printing is a form offine art printmakingwhere the printing plate is cut into lino. Yes, lino as in linoleum, as in the floor covering. The lino is then inked, a piece of paper placed over it, and then run through a printing press or pressure applied by hand to transfer the ink to the paper. The result, alinocut print. Because it's a smooth surface, the lino itself doesn't add texture to the print. Stabilise Your Work: Ensure that both your paper and lino are on a non-slip surface. Holding both securely in place will assist in an accurate transfer.

V cutters are the real workhorses for most linocut artists. They can be used for basic outlines, textures, detail cuts, and more. They also cut equally well on both sides of the blade, making them extremely versatile.


Difficulty Carving Fine Details: Struggling with intricate details? Always keep your carving tools sharp and consider softening the lino for easier carving. Consider the Negative Space: Remember that in lino printing, the areas you carve away will represent the negative space (or the colour of the paper/substrate you print on). Think about how this negative space will interact with your design. Keep Your Hands Clean: Ensure your hands are clean when handling both the lino and paper. Oils and dirt from your hands can affect the ink’s adhesion.

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