Mounted ArtPrint Linoleum
(for Unmounted ArtPrint Linoleum, click here.)
ArtPrint Linoleum is made in the Netherlands and it is specifically made for printmaking. It contains no PVCs, just natural materials, including linseed oil, rosin, wood flour and limestone pressed onto a jute backing (MSDS available upon request).
The base is the best quality MDF board, chosen for its uniform thickness and density. (MDF is less apt to break down under pressure compared to the more commonly used chip board.) The low profile and substantial weight of these blocks gives you great control while carving or hand burnishing. The routed edge keeps your fingers away from the inked surface when you are handling the block.
ArtPrint is very easy to carve. At the same time, it is stiff enough to hold fine detail. Carbon paper, permanent felt pens, pencil marks and ink from Inkjet Transfer Paper all show up very well on its smooth, medium gray surface.
Any of McClain's woodblock carving tools will carve linoleum easily. Keep a Leather Honing Block handy; because linoleum contains limestone, it tends to dull tools faster than wood.
The 5/8" high blocks are easy to use on an etching press and with a little shimming, are letterpress friendly too. The size of the block refers to the size of the linoleum, not the size of the base.
The blocks are unaffected by solvents like Gamsol. If you are cleaning up with soap and water, waterproof the base to keep it from warping by painting it with varnish. Spar varnish works well.
To prevent warping, blocks should be cleaned and stored flat in a dry place.
If you have not tried ArtPrint Linoleum before and you live in the U.S., we will be happy to send you one free small sample of unmounted ArtPrint Linoleum. Please call 800-832-4264 or email your name and address to email@example.com.
If you live outside the U.S., you will need to pay the shipping, which starts at around U.S.$10.00. Please contact us for the exact amount to ship samples to your country.
We gather requests for samples together and send them out every seven to ten days, when we have a break from shipping orders. Thank you for your patience.
5% Volume Discount
Receive a 5% discount on orders of 12 or more of the same size of Mounted ArtPrint Linoleum blocks. Different sizes cannot be combined for this discount.
Custom size blocks are not available, however we can cut larger blocks down into smaller sizes for you. The cutting fee is $0.25 per cut. Allow two weeks for custom size blocks to be cut and shipped.
Mounted ArtPrint Linoleum
*Currently out of stock. More should arrive by Spring, 2023. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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