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Block printing

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Use for printing from wooden blocks, as in block books before movable type, or from wood or occasionally metal blocks on textile. Sometimes used loosely with reference to relief printmaking processes; there prefer "relief printing."

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<relief printmaking processes>

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11yrs ago

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