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block printing

printing from hand engraved or carved blocks of wood or linoleum
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  • Before the invention of printing with movable, metal types, a kind of block printing was used.

  • block printing was first used, the design being engraved in relief on blocks of wood.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • block printing in colours, developed in the Yangtze valley, was adopted by Japan and found its highest refinement there.

  • block printing has made more heroes than the longest campaign on record.

    Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore
  • Miss James has a beautiful English piece of Morris block printing which she values highly.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne

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