Block printing

I block print wallpapers using large sheets of German lino. This material offers flexibility of handling, and has been used for artisinal low-volume production wallpaper printing since the 1920s, notably by Edward Bawden and John Aldridge. In the 1950s Peggy Angus started printing with lino to commission, and a number of her students (she called them her ‘slaves’) have continued since then.

Although more laborious than screen printing, this process gives more texture and surface interest to the design.

Applying pigment to the block cut version of ‘Pay Advice’
Registering the block before printing
Printing the block