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A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. To make my prints, I cut a design into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised or uncarved areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. Then I ink the linoleum sheet with a roller called a brayer), and then the image is impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.