A letterpress printing technique similar to the wood carving. However, the printing plate consists of lino not wood. Linocuts are softer than wood carvings, feature an even structure and are particularly suitable for plane images (such as large fonts, drawings and posters). The drawing is applied side-inverted onto the lino. Non-printing elements are cut out of the surface with a knife or graver. Then the printing plate is dipped in special colours and pressed on the paper, thereby transferring the image.