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== == "Block Printing" or "Woodblock Printing" is a method used to print text, images or patterns on textiles and later paper. This method was widely used throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity. How it worked: Patterns and letters were carved into wooden blocks, so that the letter or pattern is chiseled and protrudes so to speak from the wooden block.

These blocks are then coated with Ink, and brought pressed firmly and evenly onto the paper or cloth. The content would print backwards (mirror-image).

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The first printing block was invented in the Labrang Monestery in China.


it starts on the t'ang dynasty in china...this printing is called as "block printing".


== == Block printing is the art of printing with a plate made by carving an image into a block of...well, something. You can use a potato, a block of wood, a sheet of linoleum...the possibilities are endless. They've found examples of block print from Mesopotamia that date to 3000 BC. One very important advantage of block printing is that it can be done without a press. As far as growth...the scrapbooking movement made this process really take off over the last few years. Scrapbookers LOVE rubber stamps, which are a form of block printing. I also consider flexography to be a form of block printing--its plates have raised, reversed images just like a printing woodblock does--and flexo is going great guns. And people still carve printing blocks as a form of artistic expression...so block is safe as a printing process.


The Chinese invented block printing. However, some say that the Koreans invented it, and the Chinese just improved it.


Wood block printing was used so multiple copies of something could be made.


Block printing was done by using individual letter 'stamps' to create pages of writing without any need for handwriting. Block printing is the direct predecessor to the pruinting press, which used printing blocks arranged and then (using a wine press) printing pages at a time. The printing press is the predecessor of modern day printers.


It is short for "linoleum block". Such printing is done by cutting a linoleum block, inking it, and pressing it against paper.


Unfortunately there are no ways of blocking out words when you are printing in Microsoft Word.



1. linoleum is not so suitable for fine lines as it is wood 2. Block printing by hand is a slow process


Block letters, or "printing."


You use a linoleum tile to carve as a printing plate. Ink it and make a print.


Block Printing was invented by the Chinese in the 7th century AD. Also it was first imported from china in the 14th century and was used for printing text, images or patterns and was used to make books,cards, carms and calenders!!!!!!!


i dont know but i do know who created the printing press. it was Johanne Gutenberg



A block starts out as a planed slice of shesham wood. The design is traced on to the wood's planed surface. The wood is then chiseled to the depth of a third of an inch. Tiny holes are drilled in areas intended for the application of flat color. These holes are stuffed with cotton at the time of printing to ensure an even application of color. Block printing was invented in China during the T'ang dynasty. In block printing, pictures or words are carved into a block of wood. Then ink is applied and the image is pressed onto a piece of paper.


Between the years 1438-1455


Screen printing involves the use of stencils to transfer the design. Paint is applied to a frame stretched silk, or some other fabric that can be used for screen printing, and it penetrates the areas of the screen not blocked by the stencil. With this method you get consistent looking prints that are clean and can be done cheaply. Block printing involves carving a wood print block and pressing it sequentially along the length of the paper. This method creates a stamp that prints differently each time.


Block printing first came to Christian Europe as a method for printing on cloth, where it was common by 1300. Later it was developed into rows of blocks with letters and graphics(pictures on) for printing 1425 onward


because the Chinese used it to print paper money.


The Chinese created. Ching Chong.


panting ,carving and wood block printing


Wood block printing originated in China. Historians believe the people of China began to record information on wood blocks by caring or using ink in the seventh century AD.


Although ylindrical seals were used to imprint clay tablets in Mesopotamia as early as 3,000 BCE, actual block printing was estimated to officially have been invented sometime before 220 CE. Many believe that the Chinese invented block printing, some historians credit the Koreans for the original invention; the Chinese might have adapted the system from the Koreans.



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