“Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum 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 linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper”
Every single Lino print is printed by Monika Petersen in open or limited editions. Most are printed with metallic oil-based printing inks, like the favourite Gold. The paper is from Italy and the inks works especially well on the deep, lush colours like: sage, indigo blue and deep black.
After printing, the Lino plates are cleaned carefully with vegetable oil – this helps the lino plates from breaking early on and it secures the studio from toxic fumes.
The finished Lino prints are then put in a printing rack to dry for a few days. Finally the prints are signed & numbered – wrapped in tissue paper and packed in black poster tubes.
From summer 2017 the Print studio will move into the showroom in Gunløgsgade. This means that the lino prints will be produced and printed on a 220kg heavy printing press from the backroom, and then framed / exhibited in the front showroom.
From idea to finished artwork – all in the same house.