What is a linocut print? 

Linocut is a relief printmaking technique; relief printing is the oldest of all printmaking techniques. In a relief print, it is the raised portion of the block that is inked and printed. The artist carves away all of the areas that will remain white and then rolls ink onto the surface. Paper is placed over the surface and the image is then transferred either by rubbing the back of the paper or running the block and paper through a press. Relief Printing techniques include woodcut, wood engraving and linocut. 

A linocut print is made using a linoleum block - you can learn more about my process and technique on my blog!

What type of ink do you use?

I use Caligo Safe Wash Relief Ink which is an oil-based relief printing ink. Made from polymerized vegetable oil and artist-quality pigments, they provide the richness of an oil based ink, while being non-toxic and water-soluble. 

What type of paper do you use?

I am currently using Strathmore Printmaking paper which is a natural white, cotton, acid-free paper. 

How will my order ship?

All prints are packaged and protected in a cello sleeve with backing board, and shipped in a rigid mailer to ensure they arrive in mint condition. All packaging materials are archival quality to ensure that prints are not damaged. 

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final with the exception of returns due to damage, defective product, or wrong item shipped. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be received within 48 hours of receipt of merchandise. The items will be exchanged and/or a replacement sent. Shipping will not be charged for exchanged items as a result of damage, defective product or wrong item shipped. Due to the handmade nature of my prints, slight variations in color and design are embraced. 

I believe in creating beautiful prints for your home that you will love for years to come. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me at samanthaahirst@gmail.com so that we can find a solution.