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Rollaco Press
Linocut/Linoprint- Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of Lino is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the Lino surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show as printed. This is relief printmaking as opposed to intaglio where the ink sits IN the cuts.

Reduction method- is a printmaking technique when a multicolored print is made with the use of a single block or plate. Through a series of progressive cuttings, inkings, and printings, the image slowly emerges while the actual block is destroyed. ... Usually, reductions are printed from light to dark.

Multiplate Linoprint- Two or more plates are cut to produce a single image. Each plate carries different information and different colours to make up an overall image when printed one after another.

Drypoint Etching- Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing. Intaglio printmaking is the opposite of relief printmaking as it is the sunken areas of the plate that print rather than the raised areas. Drypoint is an easy technique to get to grips with and is a great method if you would like to take your drawings into print but does require the use of a printing press.

Monoprint- A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block. Materials such as plastic, lino, mount board or plywood are used as a block. Rather than printing multiple copies of a single image, only one impression may be produced, either by painting or using collaging techniques. The ink is applied in a painterly way by hand and ran through a press to create an individual one off image. With the addition of different materials the effects from monoprinting can be surprising and enjoyable.

Original Print- there is sometimes confusion over what this means when talking about printmaking. Quite simply printmaking images are not digital but manually produced in small or large numbers (editions). Each plate is manually cut or etched; each print is then inked and rolled by hand ,or by a printing press. There exists differences within each print, so within an edition you will find subtle differences to each print due to the inking and pressure used. Where an edition is numbered once the limit has been reached the plate is then destroyed.