The Speedball Premium Unmounted Linoleum Block is a favorite among beginner and professional printmakers. The fine, flat surface on the Speedball Linoleum Block will reproduce clear and sharp artwork. These linoleum blocks come unmounted giving you the ability to cut or shape the block if needed. It can also be mounted on a piece of wood or particle board. 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. 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 we recommend to use a bench hook to hold the block securely in place.