‘Ditto’ // Five-color reduction print
“Ditto”, five-color reduction linocut print on 300gsm Somerset paper, 20cmx28cm.
The first reduction print I did without pulling my hair out. I started with 30 prints and lost only 5, which is a good outcome I think if you keep in mind what can go wrong in the process of a reduction print. I finally found a good method to get the registration perfect, with making a simple jig consisting of two L-shaped pieces of 1mm cardboard, to fit the paper and the linoleum exactly. With the fear of misregistration out of my mind a bit I could enjoy the process a lot more. I’m starting to like this!