These grey sheets / blocks of silk cut lino are especially made for linocut relief printmaking and is softest quality possible. It gives a finely detailed, sharp, clear print.
They have a fabric backing, and are available in a range of sizes, including a roll.
The surface of the lino is cut away using special lino cutters or a knife to form the basis of the lino print. The block is inked up with roller (known as a brayer) and this creates a positive image when printed onto paper or fabric. The printing process can be done by hand or with a press. You can use water-based lino ink, oil-based lino ink, or a block printing medium mixed with paint.
For the best results ensure your cutting tools are sharp.