Printmaking with Monster Gallery / LINOCUT PRINTMAKING
Linocut is a printmaking technique dated back to the 1900’s. A sheet of linoleum is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed.
The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.