Lino printing Induction
There are two types of Lino you can use.
In order to use this Lino, you must soak in Hot water or either put next to the radiator longer than 5 minutes to soften the Lino.
This Lino does not need to be put in hot water or next to the radiator to soften the Lino. This Type of Lino is soft and ready to use right away.
Once your Lino design is completed you can glue the Lino to either stone or wood. This can give you a stronger hold of your design and can then press down on your Lino print onto paper or other fabrics with pressure and this will give you a clear strong print of your design.
There are also Zinc plate designs as well which are stronger and your design will last longer on the other hand if your design was on Lino, through time the design on the Lino will be damaged through time and repeatable printing process.
I also found out that I can put my design through a Laser cutting processor. That’s if I wanted the design to be cut on wood, metals, plastic, foam or other materials.
Lino prints can be printed onto any type of materials and fabrics.
I must make sure when putting names or letters on my lino, I must make sure my letters are a mirror image or my word or letters will appear the wrong way round and can not be read.
Lino printing can produce wallpaper printing- as you can repeat the pattern over and over.
An example of repeated wallpaper prints below;
Two coloured prints
To be able to print two colours you must have two copies of your designs and apply the 1st plate with the colour of your choice and the 2nd plate in black. You must make sure you apply colour first than black.
You must apply the lighter colours first than the darker colour will be the last colour to apply to.
To make a perfect copy you must make sure you mark the plate’s position and making sure the second plate fits on top of the first print perfectly.
This is a video produced by Mark Webber. The animations were hand carved Animation using Linoleum prints. They were done using 296 individual pieces of carved Linoleumwhich are 10cm squared each.
I found this video very interesting to me as this shows me there is no boundaries for Lino printing. I know I can make poster and animations so far. I will research into more on Lino printing to discover what else you can do.
Lino Printing produced by Mark Andrew Webber. He created this amazing lino type map of Amsterdam. The map shows clearly that he had researched the street names and the major land marks of Amsterdam.
Here is the Lino print of his work.
A closer look at Mark Webbers Lino work, you can really see the details of the carving of each letter and street.
Web page : http://www.markandrewwebber.com/
Through this Lino printing process I had realised my Lino prints improved. The improvement to each print was easily amended, for example the monk’s head on the right was not clear and round enough to read it as a head. I re-shaped the head by using a Lino cutting tool. There were areas of the print that was not so clear in order to make the areas clearer I cutted into the Lino deeper to result a clearer and sharper print.