My interest in linoprinting was reignited after teaching the processes involved to my younger students. Cutting out the lino to reveal the design is a very satisfying, quite meditative process and the first print you run off is like unwrapping a present. There is always the element of surprise when the final result is revealed, despite the artist knowing exactly what is cut into the lino.
There is something quite lovely about the textures, distribution of ink and small irregularities that that happen each time you print from lino. Despite the fact you might print off several of the same design, the small differences that take place during the printing process are reflective of the human contact gone into the production of each print.