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My method of linocutting
The majority of my multi-coloured linocuts are
produced using the reduction method (otherwise known as the "suicide" method).
It involves working from the palest colour to the darkest, cutting
more lino away each time until only the darkest colour is left,
mistakes such as removing
too much lino cannot easily be corrected, hence the 'suicidal' nature of
Picasso used the reduction process. The traditional method
for multiple color printmaking was to cut multiple blocks, each
one color of the final print. With many blocks, the possibility
of errors in registration was great. Picasso simply cut
a single block multiple times with his printers printing the whole
edition a different color between each cutting.