Printmaking - FAQs
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 Spotlight on Linocut.
One of my most complex designs is Whitby Steps. My Whitby Steps - The story behind the print blog shows the whole process from the concepts to finished design.
Online shop and orders
Where can I order your linocut greetings cards?
A quick fix until I can put in my shop.
I've made a PDF of designs available with product codes and details of how to order.
See my Online Shop for details and email with your order.
How do I order your original linocut prints?
Original linocut prints can be bought in my Online Shop. Prices start from £20.
You can see more about each linocut print on my Printmaking page.
How will you deliver my order?
Deliveries are still available by post. To limit the amount of times I go to the Post Office I will be posting orders once a week with pre paid postage. If your order is for a special occasion and time sensitive, please get in touch before ordering and I will do the best I can to get it to you in time. Postage details in each linocut print in my shop.
Please mark your order urgent if you need if for a specific date and email with details.
To limit the amount of times I go out to the Post Office I will be grouping orders to go twice a week.
By bike in York, North Yorkshire
I can deliver orders locally in York by bike. Contact me at 07808 472379 or
York pick up point
Orders can also be picked up from my York pick up point.
How do I find out about your work in progress?
I'll be sharing all my work in progress from the past month or so to keep spirits up & thinking of ways to get creative together.
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.
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?
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?
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 lino prints.
Keep in touch
Keep up to date with work in progress and positive messages on....
My website and online shop
Can you help?
I’ve a lot to learn to create online workshops. If you do have any experience and can help I’d be most grateful.
Please bear with me on emails. I’m doing the best I can to get the message about my work out and generate orders while I can.
Thank you for your patience, kindness and support.