Linocut is a form of relief printmaking. The lino is cut by hand using specialised tools or cutters. This is then inked up using a roller and paper placed on top. The ink sits on the relief of the lino and is transferred onto the paper.
The prints can be a simple black and white image or complicated using many colours. This is often done by using a reduction or suicide technique, when a colour has been printed more of the lino is removed ready for the next. There is no going back!