What is block printing?

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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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