The Speedball Premium Mounted Linoleum Block is a favorite among novice and professional printmakers. The fine, flat surface on the Speedball Linoleum Block will reproduce clear and sharp artwork. Each order includes one block that measures 4 x 5 inches. This linoleum block comes mounted on ¾ inch MDF board for your convenience. The wood is extremely sturdy and dense and will not crack or peel. The linoleum is a smoky tan color which is easy on the eyes during extended carving and easily accepts pencil transfers. The surface of the lino provides a 1/8 inch cutting depth making it very easy to cut and carve. You can use oil-based or water-soluble inks on these carving blocks. Use one of Speedball’s Rubber Brayers to roll on your ink of choice. Safety is very important when carving and it’s always a good idea to use a bench hook to hold the block securely in place before starting your project.