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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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What are the advantages of block printing?

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What is block foil printing?

Block foil printing is producing gold (silver) foil printing on a piece of wood.

When was the printing block invented?

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

How is block printing used today?

Printing images

Where did printing start?

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

What kind kind of printing was invented by the tang Chinese?

Block printing.

What is block printing what is origin and growth?

== == 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 block is safe as a printing process.

Who invanted block printing?

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

Why was wood-block printing important?

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

How was block printing used in the middle ages?

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.

What is lino in the sense of lino printing?

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

How to block out words when printing?

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

Where did block printing originate?

It originated in China.

Block printing originated in which country?


Who worked with Chinese block printing?


What are the bad things about block printing?

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

What is opposite of cursive script?

Block letters, or "printing."

Is block printing possible on viscose rayon?


What is lino block printing?

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

What is the history of block printing?

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!!!!!!!

What was the name of the person who made the block printing?

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

What was a Chinese invention during its Golden Age?

Block Printing

What materials can be used for block printing?


What is the process of block printing?

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.

What year was block printing invented?

Between the years 1438-1455