I use lino in most of my work, but there are different processes within lino printing. Here's a quick explanation of the ways I use lino...
Single block...just carve away the whites, ink the block and take a print!
One piece of lino, multiple passes...no return!
The reduction method is a process of making multicoloured lino prints using just one piece of lino. As with a single-block, single-pass, you carve away the parts that you don't want to print. Then repeat the process; carving away the parts you want to remain the first colour you printed and printing a second colour...repeat as necessary! Personally I rarely to more than 4 passes, but many artists do more!
Carve a key block then transfer it to further blocks to carve the other elements independently.
Pieces of lino are fitted together like a jigsaw. This makes fiddly shapes easier to ink up more precisely.
Smaller pieces of coloured paper are collaged during the printing process.
Also known as a rainbow roll, this is where different colours are inked up on the same pass, often on the same roller.