Peter Ursem
Painter | Printmaker | Writer

View from Morwell Rock, Reduction Lino Print (2016)
Design and stages of the reduction print
A reduction lino print is produced from only one block. After each colour print run, the block is 'reduced' by cutting away more lino, before the next colour is printed. You could also call it an 'appearance' print: the image gradually emerges. You need to print the complete limited edition at once, because at the end of the process there is very little left of the lino block, and therefore the print can not be printed again.
This lino cut was printed in thirteen consecutive colours in a limited edition of 17. (see prints page)

Workshops Update

New Reduction Print: View from Morwell Rock

Video: Making a lino print in 4 colour blocks


Video: Printing a lino in 4 colour blocks

'Still Life with Blue Vase and Pear' is the title of a short video demonstrating the process of making a colour lino print in four different colour blocks.

Click on the image to watch the video, created by Wim Trompert

Workshops Update

The Gresham House Studios programme is now available. There will be four workshop dates this year:

  • Sunday 2 April: Lino Printing Day
  • Saturday 29 July: Lino Printing in Colour
  • Saturday 30 September: Lino Printing Day
  • Sunday 1 October: Book making in a Day

See for details and booking, or click here to download the GHS brochure.

In addition there will be a workshop date in Dorset:

  • Wednesday 27 September: Guggleton Arts, Stalbridge. For information and booking see
photo: Wim Trompert