What is block printing?


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Block printing is using a carved piece of wood or other type of block to imprint an image on fabric or paper. In the early days of printing, it was used to print entire books.

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What is block printing?
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The Chinese used block printing for books as early as the 9th century. They would carve a page of words into a block and use ink to reproduce it on a page.

Today, block printing is considered an art form. For instance, this technique can be used to make anything from stationary to fabric to customized shoes. Essentially, it is a stamping technique, where ink is rolled onto a custom-carved block.

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