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That's it. No more intensive linocut + printing in winter. If I want to make them, I better do them in the summer. The printing is horribly long. When I just started it seemed that carving was the long part and printing was the short part, but now it's the other way around.

Now the important parts. Printing with the specialised block printing ink is still the best. Trying with acrylic works, but it's hard. Why? Normal (used in this experiement: Pebeo high viscosity acrylics, no medium used) acrylics dry up way too fast for the same thickness of ink, which means it could be dry before I manage to apply the inked block to paper. It's also slightly harder to wash off than block printing ink, but not significantly.

Also, I suck at using x-acto knife for some reason. I can't cut the paper straight even after folding them. Maybe my hand-eye coordination is gay (sorry, worst joke ever). Really, I can cut according to a curve line relatively fine, but I can't cut straight, not even with a ruler (I'll just end up cutting the ruler).

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