Relief Print

A Relief Print is made by cutting the image out of a flat surface, usually wood or linoleum. The remaining raised areas then form the relief block to which ink is applied by means of a roller, then a sheet of paper is pressed against the inked surface of the block, using either a printing press or hand burnishing. Only the raised part of the block deposits the inked image onto the paper.

relief printBlock drawn in
reverse & partly cut,
inked up, printed &
print being removed