Printmaking FAQs

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What is a linocut print?

A linocut is a relief print made when lines are carved into a lino block. The uncarved areas are inked up using a roller and then printed. The removed areas remain the colour of the paper. Think of it like a homemade stamp.

Multiples of the same image can be printed from the same block with variations in colour.

What is an original print?

​This is an artwork that has been individually hand made and printed by the artist from a block, plate, stone or stencil. This is not a reproduction.


What is a limited edition print?

Prints are made in small numbers to a limited amount. Once that number has been printed the original block is destroyed. As an example limited edition prints are depicted by 1/60, 2/60 etc written underneath each print.


What is a giclée print?

A giclée print is a high quality reproduction, often digitally printed. These can be limited edition.

How do you make a linocut print?

You can see examples of how I make my linocut prints in my blog section Studio Diary.  

One of my most complex designs is Whitby Steps. My Whitby Steps - The story behind the print blog shows the whole process from the photographic inspiration, to sketch, to carving the linocut blocks and to printing finished design.  

Do you do linocut print commissions?

I create linocut prints and hand drawn illustrations for commercial commissions. Projects include book covers, editorial illustrations, marketing materials, home and gift ranges, packaging and labels. Please get in touch if you would like to chat about commercial commissions work. 

At the moment I am not taking on private commissions. However,  if you email your thoughts I will certainly add it into my melting pot of ideas. 

Linocut workshops

Do you do online linocut workshops?

I will be offering a selection of online tutorials and step by step guides such as  'How to make a linocut for beginners'. Some will be free and some may be for a small fee.

I will update my workshops page above as these become available. 

To be first to hear about these please join my mailing list. There is a link my contact page  or let me know.

Can I buy vouchers for your linocut workshops?

I have made Goodwill gesture vouchers for my linocut printing workshops  in the hope that you will support my business in the future. No upfront cost. No commitment. See my workshops page for details.

Are you running linocut workshops in your studio?

Workshops in my studio are currently on hold until the COVID-19 situation improves and it is safe to do so. I will post updates in my newsletter and on my workshops page.

Linocut tools and supplies

What tools and equipment do you need to make a linocut print?

See my linocut tools and equipment blog for 10 Essential Tools for Linocut Printing for beginners and links to supplies that sell them online. 


Where can I buy linocut tools and materials in York?

In York Hawthorn Printmaking Supplies sell linocut tools and Soft Cut lino. Blossom Street Gallery sell

water based printing inks and Essdee tools. I’m sure both will be able to deliver by post and possibly drop orders off in York. 


Where can I buy linocut tools and materials online?

You can buy lino printing kits & supplies online at Hawthorn Printmaking Supplies, Handprinted UK and Jackson’s Arts Supplies as well as other online art shops.


What are the best linocut tools to use?
Which type of lino is best for linocut printing?
What are the best printing inks for linocut printing?

See my linocut tools and equipment blog for everything you need to start making your very own hand-carved and hand printed linocut prints.

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