A selection of tools used for linocut/block printing

Block Printing Resources

Here are some of my go to materials I use when making a block print. I tend to make blocks (or little stamps) for cards, wrapping paper and repeat pattern designs. It is a great way to start with lino printing and you can use the block or stamp in so many different ways!

  • Tracing paper – this is transferring your design onto the block as it has to be back-to-front to print the right way around!
  • Pencil
  • Sketch/design
  • Soft cut lino block – The size will depend on the size of your drawing/design
  • Carving tool
  • Scalpel/craft knife
  • Ink roller
  • Ink: my favourite is Caligo Safe Wash ink
  • Inking tray or a piece of sturdy glass.
  • Double sided tape
  • Wooden block the same size/slightly bigger than your design (I just use off-cuts!)
  • Fabric or paper to print onto

Handmade linocut print of Porthleven Harbour in Cornwall and the printing block

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