Printmaking

Reduction Linocut Print

In relief printmaking, a reduction print is a multicolor print in which separate colors are printed from the same block at different stages. For each color to be printed, a portion of the printing block is carved away. This process is repeated for as many colors as the artist has designed. The finished image is created in the controlled destruction of the printing block and can never be printed again. This means that each print pulled from this method is in a limited edition.