block printing

   Printing methods in which a block of wood, linoleum or some other material's surface is carved so that an image can be printed from it — uncarved areas receiving ink which transfers to another surface when the block is pressed against it. Also known as relief printing. Also see brayer, chiaroscuro, and wallpaper.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Block printing — Block Block (bl[o^]k), n. [OE. blok; cf. F. bloc (fr. OHG.), D. & Dan. blok, Sw. & G. block, OHG. bloch. There is also an OHG. bloch, biloh; bi by + the same root as that of E. lock. Cf. {Block}, v. t., {Blockade}, and see {Lock}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Block printing — Printing Print ing, n. The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • block printing — noun Printing from hand carved or engraved blocks, now used for specialist books, wallpaper and textiles • • • Main Entry: ↑block * * * block printing, a printing from engraved or carved blocks of wood or other material. It is used chiefly for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Block Printing — A process of printing fabrics by hand with the aid of wooden blocks. The pattern is either engraved on the wood or built up by means of copper wire. The cloth is stretched over a firm level table, generally of stone, and the block dipped into… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • block printing — n. printing of designs, drawings, etc. from engraved blocks coated with ink or dyes * * * …   Universalium

  • block printing — n. printing of designs, drawings, etc. from engraved blocks coated with ink or dyes …   English World dictionary

  • block printing — /blɒk ˈprɪntɪŋ/ (say blok printing) noun printing in which the characters are carved in relief on blocks of wood, which are then covered with ink and stamped onto paper …   Australian English dictionary

  • Block printing — Печатание с деревянных клише; ксилография …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • linoleum-block printing — noun : relief printing from a carved linoleum block compare block print …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linoleum-block printing — Печатание линогравюр; печатание с клише на линолеуме …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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