Just thought I’d share with you some photographs of the process of printing the edition ‘Marigold’ linocut.
As it was a multi-block print I needed a way to register the blocks against the paper. I used a sheet of acetate marked up on the reverse with marker pen, showing the bottom right corner of where the lino block should be placed and where the bottom right corner of the paper should be placed. Acetate can be wiped easily of any ink that may stray onto it.
When printing I used bits of scrap paper to place on any areas of the lino that had accidently picked up ink that I didn’t want to print (I wanted a clean white paper background).
I used water based inks: Caligo Safewash Relief and Schmincke Aqua Linoldruck ink.
I printed using a hand-press onto dry Zerkall Hand-Made Printing Paper 210gsm.
(© Catherine Cronin)