Always Print On-Register By Making Flats For Your Blocks

artist Rachel Stiff holds up the flats she made to design her multi-color linoblock

Pulling a fresh print only to realize that the text is backward or the colors are off-register is a right of passage for all printmakers. It’s discouraging when it happens, but it teaches us to take better care when transferring our sketches onto lino and woodblocks.

Japanese Vinyl is Two Linocut Blocks in One

I know that single-sided linocut blocks like Battleship Grey Linoleum, while popular, is one-sided and expensive. That’s why I only recommend double-sided Japanese Vinyl as a linocut substrate.