Relief Printing Workshop

Relief Printing workshop

Tutor: Caroline Byrne
1-Day Workshop, €100 (incl. materials)
Sat 10am – 5pm
Max number of participants: 5

This course will demonstrate the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block. Transferring the image to the block, use of tools, inking, and printing using the press, and by hand, will be covered. Individual tuition will follow as students go on to produce their own plates. Blind Embossing, a technique which lends itself to the relief plate will also be discussed and students will be encouraged to incorporate this into their work. Note: The ability to create a print using hand tools makes this a very flexible technique to pursue without continued access to a print studio. Suitable for beginners.
What is Lino printing?

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet ofLino 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 printed. The Lino sheet is inked with a roller, and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.As the material being carved has no particular direction to its grain and does not tend to split, it is easier to obtain certain artistic effects with Lino than with most woods, although the resultant prints can lack the often angular grainy character of woodcuts and engravings. Lino is much easier to cut than wood; especially when heated, but the pressure of the printing process degrades the plate faster and it is difficult to create larger works due to the material’s fragility.

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Black Church Print Studio
4 Temple Bar
Dublin 2
D02 YK53
Tel: (353) 1 677 3629
Email: info@blackchurchprint.ie

Opening hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
General Manager: Hazel Burke
hazel@blackchurchprint.ie

Technical Manager: David McGinn
david@blackchurchprint.ie