Well, last time I cut lino was about 10 years ago - then we used lino that was grey with a sort of heshen sack weaved onto the back. They sucked, from memory, and were hard to cut.
When I went out yesterday I just bought what the store had, which is plain lino both sides. I've seen there are some ultra bendy ones (which are so expensive) that feel like an eraser.
I think the harder stuff is probably better for sharp edges, which is what I like in my work. I'd happily try that rubbery stuff, it's probably great for soft work. I just got back from America though, and checking out supplies there made my jaw drop when I got back here and saw how expensive everything was.
::Well, last time I cut lino was about 10 years ago::
Same here on some t-shirts and swing tags but I want to have another go.
Yep, that old proper lino stuff is a killer to cut and I remember having to heat the it up to soften it.
I've seen the softer option on sale here in the UK which I think is made by Speedball in the States but it's around £16 (GBP) for a 300x200mm piece.