Linocut Vs. Intaglio Printing

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Linocut is a type of relief printing that the method precisely alternates to intaglio printmaking. While Intaglio printing focuses creating repeat patterns and lines, relief printing mainly demonstrates a variety of shapes and contrasts. Relief printing is a process consisting of cutting or etching a printing surface in such a way that all that remains of the original surface is the design to be printed. Linocut and woodcut are the most common types of relief printing. The methods of these two types are similar but different in the materials, as woodcut printing uses wood to carve, while linocut involves carving an image onto a sheet of linoleum. Since linoleum lacks a grain, it allows printers to yield a greater variety of effects than woodcuts.
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