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Mounted ArtPrint Linoleum

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.

Free Sample

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 mail@imcclains.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.

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.

Mounted ArtPrint Linoleum

  Size (in inches) Ship Weight Price per block Enter Quantity
*L1610 4 x 6 0.5 lb $2.60

*L1611 6 x 8 1.2 lb $5.20

*L1612 8 x 10 1.7 lb $8.65

*L1613 9 x 12 2.2 lb $11.75

L1614 12 x 16 3.8 lb $20.85

L1618 18 x 24 8.6 lb $46.50

*Currently out of stock. Out of stock for the foreseeable future. If you order one of these blocks, it will be placed on backorder and shipped as soon as possible. You will not be charged until we ship the block and there is no additional shipping charged on backorders shipped within the U.S. Thank you for your patience.

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