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What is a Lino cut Print?

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A linocut is a relief print produced in a manner similar to a woodcut but that uses linoleum as the surface into which the design is cut and printed from.
The linoleum (A canvas backing coated with a preparation of solidified linseed oil) can be cut away easier than wood and as it has no grain it can be cut in any direction to produce raised surfaces that can be inked & printed.
Although linoleum was invented as a floor covering in the 19th century, it only became popular with printmaking artists in the 20th century.
This unique practice ensures exclusivity as a very limited edition is available to the local and international market, such as the pieces featured in our gallery made by Theo Vorster

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