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The process of relief printmaking: to see the world upside down?

Updated: Aug 15, 2021

The process to make an engraving implies inking a carved bock which will then be pressed to reveal the design. Discover it step by step in pictures.

Linoprinting is a form of relief printing: what must stay white (or reveal the color of the printing paper) is carved away with a tool called 'gouge'.

The printed design appears in reverse and the block can be compared to a stamp.

Thus the printmaker sees the world upside down!

A project, step by step

The initial en plein air sketch, the transfer of the design on lino (in reverse), carving, the carved block, cutting paper to size, inking, prints drying after being printed, the prints.


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