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It's softer and easier to carve but maintains all of the qualities of traditional "Battleship" linoleum. The fine textured surface produces sharp, clear prints and won't distort when subjected to high pressure in the printmaking press.
The lighter golden color makes pencil marks easily visible no need to paint the surface white. The inevitable hardening-with-age process has been significantly reduced with Golden-Cut Linoleum.
For your convenience we offer unmounted Golden Cut linoleum in packages of pre-cut pieces in popular sizes. Enjoy extra savings on the same Golden-Cut linoleum as in rolls. Cut it yourself using a sharp knife, utility cutter, or paper trimmer.
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A little Softer yet still crisp carving
By Le Arte Teacher
from Northampton, PA
Comments about Blick Golden-Cut Linoleum:
I've been teaching art for almost 20 yrs., and bought this for my 11 yr. old to try lino cutting. (Please note: I do not recommend linocut for most young artists, and this was done with careful 1 on 1 supervision) I use traditional battleship gray linoleum myself, so I have high expectations for line clarity and ability to hold details, but needed a softer material for her younger hands and muscles. It was great! I cut her first few outlines of larger areas, which she then carved away, building her to do her own edges and then into her smaller details. She did have to work a bit to use a good amt of pressure, but quickly got a feel for it. (The pressure felt like well heated battleship, but without the fuzzing.) She had clean, crisp edges, almost no "chipping out," sank into small details, and only "bottomed out" once. It also took the ink (we used Speedball) smoothly, printing clearly. I'm very happy with the product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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good product, good value, good service
Oh My Block Prints
from Davis, CA
This linoleum is very smooth, easy to carve and can produce sharp narrow lines as well as interesting textures. It does not get hard with aging very rapidly. Drawing on the surface with a pencil is good for setting up a pattern to cut. The surface accepts water-based ink well and transfers to slightly moist or dry papers fairly evenly. The linoleum without a wooden back can be cut like a jigsaw puzzle and after inking can be assembled to print an image with multiple colors. (However watercolor painting of block prints is easier for making multiple color images.) I like to print with a press rather than a rubbing tool. The pressure of the press if it is too light produces an uneven print; if the pressure is too high the lines get smeared...you have to play with it till the pressure is just right. After cleaning the ink off the linoleum with soap and water, I put the linoleum between a bunch of newspaper sheets with a weight on top so the linoleum drys flat. If it drys flat it can be re printed easily. These large sheets of this linoleum keep my muse busy.
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By Printer Nora
from St Paul, MN
I exclusively use Speedball mounted linoleum for carving, but I decided to give this a try because I had never used unmounted linoleum, and because it was so cheap. When it arrived, it was really easy to carve, which I liked. It doesn't accept the ink as nicely. There are spots where the ink doesn't want to stick. It is also slightly convex, which makes even printing really difficult. I ended up gluing it to the backs of some used blocks, and that worked much better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Buy this by the Roll
By The Munson Printer
from Croton on Hudson
I recommend buying the rolls since the it seems the rolls are fresher and softer.It is very easy to cut with a box cutter and it is great to be able to fit your work into special size requirements and experiment with sizes of work. Golden have a good strong consistence that allows for both thin and wide lines. The spaces between the lines hold up well and as I am getting to know it better I have better results with smaller pieces staying in place and not breaking apart.prints well in the etching press.
GREAT for Printmaking !
By John the Artistic Print Maker
from Fishers, [Indianapolis] Indiana
Blick Golden-Cut Linoleum works well with my Laser Engraver!
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8" X 10" Oval ready for the ink
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Ethereal 11X15 prints with original photo ~center
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3 pieces, all with flaws of some sort.
I ordered 3 pieces of 18"x24". The 1st wasn't even vaguely square and I lost about a centimetre on 3 sides by squaring it. The other two pieces have some sort adhesive down the centre in a 4" strip.
Merchant response: We apologize for the faults in the linoleum you received. One of our Customer Care Representatives will be in touch to see how we can help.
Pretty smart choice
Love this product
By Mimi Williams Printmaker
from Olympia, WA
I have used the golden cut linoleum for several years and find it maintains the integrity of the cut nicely for many prints.
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The only linoleum I will use.
from Gloucester Ma.
I am an artist printmaker who works primarily with linoleum relief printmaking. Blick's Golden Cut Linoleum is soft enough to carve yet will hold up to many printings under the weight of an etching press...important for my work which is mostly reductive, My plates get inked up, go through the press, get washed and laid out to dry, carved into again. All this process dozens of times. This linoleum holds up to it brilliantly. I like to sand the plates lightly before transferring my image onto them. Golden Cut Linoleum also is reasonably priced...I love that Blick sells big sheets of it.
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Reductive linoleum printmaking using Golden Cut
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Petflicks linoleum print using Golden Cut
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