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block printing

noun
  1. printing from hand engraved or carved blocks of wood or linoleum
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Historical Examples

  • The young lapidary was poor, and he had spent part of his savings in working out his scheme of block-printing.

    Historic Inventions

    Rupert S. Holland

  • He must have had a business reason for having recourse to block-printing, nor is that reason very hard to find.

    Fine Books

    Alfred W. Pollard

  • In this case the cards should rank as the earliest examples of block-printing, or wood-engraving.

    The Story of Books

    Gertrude Burford Rawlings

  • By foreigners, on the other hand, he will be chiefly remembered as the inventor of the art of block-printing.

  • To begin with the exterior, which is one of the most ingenious specimens of block-printing we have yet seen.