Inket to Woodblock Transfer
Output from printer to mylar for an excellent method of image transfer. Be careful though, that ink smears easily. To avoid beading ink and blurred details you’ll want to drastically reduce the ink output of your printer – I output at 50%. After the image is transferred wipe the mylar and clean thoroughly to reuse again and again.
Staining a Woodblock
To gain a strong contrast for carving stain your wood or linoleum with a dillution of spirits and printing ink. I tend to work with Gamsol spirits. Experiement to find a good mix and apply with a thick paper towl – I use shop towels. You could also use a big fat Sharpie, but that is stinky. You’ll want to swirl the mixture around a bit before each use.