All 15 colours and 3 effect colours are formulated on a gum arabic base. They contain high-quality organic and inorganic pigments and are characterised by particularly good lightfastness (at least 4-5 stars) and a unique depth of colour. All colours can be used directly, can be mixed with each other and thinned with water. The optimum open times allow perfect finish, the print has sharp contours and an even result. The aqua LINOPRINT colours dry within 15 minutes to be wipe-proof but not waterproof and can be overprinted if necessary. See the complete brochure here
Project Idea: Gel-Printing with Schmincke aqua LINOPRINT colours
By the French artist Denise Crolle-Terzaghi
Lino printing is a relief printing technique where the design to be printed remains (laterally inverted) on the lino plate or other printing material (wood, foam rubber, etc.), and the parts that are not to be printed are removed (usually cut away or cut off). Special lino knives for lino printing are available from art material suppliers, for material or stamp printing, scissors and knives are sufficient.
The print material
In addition to the lino printing technique with a special press used by many experienced artists, it is also possible to work with stamps, where, for example, the lino plate or the rubber plate cut into a shape is used as a kind of stamp. Woodcuts are also suitable for this process. For all techniques, the lino print colour should be rolled out thinly on a glass plate and from there applied in a thin layer onto the printing block using a lino roller. The design is then transferred to the surface (which may also be coloured) onto which it is to be printed, by pressing evenly and smoothly.
Many different materials are suitable as printing surfaces. Why not test the effect of your print on plain paper, coloured card, felt or fabric? Remember that lino printing colours are not waterproof.