Rinse and repeat
I will start my linocut by printing the lightest colour and then slowly work my way to the darkest one, in most cases a black or off-black. Between each printing, I will have to remove those parts of lino that were used to print the previous layer and allow for adequate drying of the ink.
Once the print is finally finished and the last layer is bone dry, I will then trim the paper if necessary and finally number, title and sign each print with a pencil. They will then all be safely stored until sold.
My editions never exceed 50 copies and have not fallen below 5. The artist tends to keep a certain number of prints which are called artist proofs (AP) and these can be sold or kept.