Relief Printing

Relief printing outdates all other printing methods and is fundamentally the seed from which all other printing mediums grew. Favoured for its relatively simple process and ease of production, relief printing requires neither formal training nor specialist facilities, allowing anyone with imagination and patience to produce prints. Many relief prints can be pressed by hand with simple tools such as rollers or brayers. Relief prints are characterized by the bold and contrasting imagery they can achieve due to the cutting and carving methods used in producing them. Popular relief-printing methods include woodcut, wood engraving and linocut printing.

A History of Relief Prınting


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