How do you convert a mangle to a printing press?
Turns out, you can convert an old laundry mangle into a printing press quite easily. Just add some stainless steel sleeves on the rollers and a decent baseboard, then you’re ready to print!
Can you use an etching press for lino printing?
Etching presses such as this one by Fome have long been utilised for the production of relief prints. For linocuts, woodcuts or other forms of relief, an etching press allows for speed of printing as well as good, even pressure.
What is a linoprint?
Linocut, also known as lino print, lino printing or linoleum art, is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface.
What does linocut mean?
: a print made from a design cut into a mounted piece of linoleum.
What is special about linocut?
Linocut, also called linoleum cut, type of print made from a sheet of linoleum into which a design has been cut in relief. The ease with which linoleum is worked makes it admirably suited to large decorative prints, using broad areas of flat colour.
What is linocut printing used for?
Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of Lino is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the Lino surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed.
What ink is used for lino printing?
Printing Inks for Lino Printing can be called Block Printing Inks or Relief Inks. They can be water-based or solvent based and should be slow drying, thick and viscous. Water-soluble Oil Paints can also be used.
What materials are used in Lino printing?
To make a lino print, you’ll need:
- A few pieces of lino.
- Lino cutting tools.
- Printing ink.
- Smooth surface for rolling out ink.
- Palette knife.
- A brayer.
- A baren (or anything smooth you can use to apply pressure, such as a wooden spoon or another, clean brayer)
What techniques are used in Lino printing?
Printing the Linocut – The linocut is printed by hand or with the use of a press. Printing by Hand – The paper is carefully laid on the inked block and burnished on the back with a tool called a baren – the back of a wooden spoon works too. Speedball makes a popular baren and I’ve had one for a couple years.
What paper is best for lino printing?
However, the machine made Japanese ‘Kozo’ papers are great so I encourage you to try them out.
- Zerkall Printing Paper. Currently this is my lino printing paper of choice.
- Hosho Japanese Paper. Hosho is another paper stock that I always have in my lino printing tool kit.
- Somerset Satin.
- Somerset Velvet.