This process is just like woodcut but the material is much easier to carve using knives and gouges. The artist draws directly onto a layer of linoleum often mounted on a block of wood and then proceeds to cut away the areas around the design. This process is much easier than woodblock as not only is the material much softer to carve but here is no grain to take into account when carving.

Paper is then placed over the inked block passed through a press. This pressure transfers the ink from the block the paper creating the image. This process can be repeated multiple times and due to the flexibility of the material often allows larger editions than woodblock as the pressure doesn’t affect it as much.