A linoleum cut or "linocut" is a relief print carved into linoleum rather than wood. Linoleum is composed of burlap coated with linoxyn; polymerized oil mixed with ground cork and pigments. The best grade, battleship linoleum, is usually brown or gray.
Linocuts are beloved by artists and collectors alike for their expressive and simplistic nature.
Linoleum is more easily cut than wood and lighter weight tools are now made and sold for this process. Generally speaking, linocuts are less esteemed by artists than woodcuts. Linoleum will not take very delicate or subtle cuts. The end result may appear block or poster like. However it is a good medium for artists who enjoy producing less exacting, more simplistic work.