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  Printing
In the 1040's the printing technique was further advanced through the invention of movable type, by someone named Pi Sheng (died 1051).
Block printing was a costly and time-consuming process, for each carved block could only be used for a specific page of a particular book.
It is uncertain when the printing was introduced to the Xinjiang area; however the printing material in several languages was found in Turfan, dated as early as the 13th century.
www.silk-road.com /artl/printing.shtml   (479 words)

  
  Hand Block Printing: Home furnishings that explore the textile arts of India
The tradition of hand block printing has continued to exist on a parallel universe, stubbornly resistant to industrialization, and is to this day practiced without the aid of mechanization or computerization.
The printer dips the outline block into the dye pad and moves down the length of the table, stamping the fabric by carefully placing the block on the fabric and striking it with the heel of his hand.
Hence, unlike traditional block printing where the wood blocks are used to print dyes onto the fabric, the Dabu technique uses blocks to apply the resist, usually a paste of mud, gum and sawdust, to the fabric.
www.saffronmarigold.com /catalog/about_block_printing.php   (2436 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Block printing
Printing blocks can, however, be made from a variety of materials such as wood, linoleum, rubber, or even potatoes.
Block printing is a method of placing permanent designs on surfaces by carving a pattern on a wood or linoleum block, inking it, and transferring it to the material being decorated.
Block Printing, a manual printing process in which the raised portions of a design, cut on a wood, metal, or linoleum block, are coated with ink or...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Block-printing   (1033 words)

  
 block printing,screen printing,art of hand block printing, handicrafts, hand-printers
The art of hand block printing to produce attractive fabrics of rich colors and patterns is age old.
Originally there were three types of hand printing – ajarakh – worn predominantly by the Muslims – was geometrical in pattern and was block printed on both sides of the material.
The block printed and screen-printed designs produced in Ahmedabad comprise a variety of floral sprays and simulated bandhani (tie-and-dye) on a red background and the floral prints have a strong Persian influence.
www.indiaprofile.com /fashion/blockandscreen.htm   (1538 words)

  
  Lino-Block Printing
Block printing is a method of placing permanent designs on surfaces by carving a pattern on a wood or linoleum block, inking it, and transferring it to the material being decorated.
Block printing is an art any girl can easily master, and as the materials required in the work are inexpensive, it is within the reach of all.
Whether it is essential that the design be printed in reverse or not, it is best for the beginner to acquire the habit of reversing all her designs when cutting the block, as a means of eliminating possible mistakes.
www.oldandsold.com /articles06/hc-6.shtml   (2639 words)

  
 Japanese Wood-block Printing
By the time about ten sheets have been printed, the block absorbs and retains some of the pigment which cannot be wiped off or printed away and which gives a desirable tone to the print.
When the left half of the paper is on the block, the right half is first raised off the block and, in order not to create any wrinkles, rubbed with the left hand up and down gradually from the middle toward the right edge, slowly lowering the paper to the block with the right hand.
In my print called "Ohara Beach" (No. 81), the lines suggesting the reflection of light on water were cut by the latter method directly on the block in order to create the desired effect, though the lines were not shown on the original drawing.
www.woodblock.com /encyclopedia/entries/011_07/chap_2b.html   (2679 words)

  
 Saree printing, Saree painting, Block printing saree, Block printed saris
Utsav Saree is the printed sarees shop with more than 500 designs where you can find exclusive collection of block printed saris for casual wear, saree painting, latest printed saree in different printing like block printing, screen printing for online shopping.
The block is pressed down firmly by hand on selected portions of the surface of the fabric imprinting the design as many times as desired on a specific length of saree.
Print paste is poured on to the screen edge nearest the operator and is spread with a squeegee over the surface of the screen so that color is pushed through the open parts.
www.utsavsarees.com /pages/printing.htm   (776 words)

  
 Printing press Information
The original method of printing was block printing, pressing sheets of paper onto individually carved wooden blocks (xylography).
The impact of printing is comparable to the development of language, and the invention of the alphabet, as far as its effects on the society.
In the sciences, the introduction of the printing press marked a move from the medieval language of metaphors to the adoption of the scientific method.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Printing_press   (2098 words)

  
 Block Printing - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Block Printing, a manual printing process in which the raised portions of a design, cut on a wood, metal, or linoleum block, are coated with ink or...
Printing, name used for several processes by which words, pictures, or designs are reproduced on paper, fabrics, metal, or other suitable materials....
- printing from blocks: printing from hand-carved or engraved blocks
uk.encarta.msn.com /Block_Printing.html   (125 words)

  
 Blanc et Noir: VISUAL LAB: Printing
Although similar printing had developed earlier in China and Korea, Johannes Gutenberg (Germany,1397) is generally credited with the introduction of printing in the West.
The printed word was largely responsible for spreading the ideas of the Reformation during the 16th century.
Some books were also block printed at this time, but the invention of movable type by Gutenberg about 1450 ended the use of blocks for all but the printing of textiles.
www.fortunecity.com /millenium/tulip/5/printing.html   (2353 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Block printing came to Christian Europe as a method for printing on cloth, where it was common by 1300.
Images printed on cloth for religious purposes could be quite large and elaborate, and when paper became relatively easily available, around 1400, the medium transferred very quickly to small woodcut religious images and playing cards printed on paper.
Professional digital printing (using toner) primarily uses an electrical charge to transfer toner or liquid ink to the substrate it is printed on.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=printing   (2524 words)

  
 Block printing Summary
Block printing, while vastly faster and more efficient than hand-copying, remained time-consuming: each page had to be carved separately, requiring many blocks for documents and books of even moderate length.
Printed matter reached more people than any previous written medium, and the people, in turn, were able to focus on the content of the printed pages rather than their mystical or royal qualities.
Printing blocks can, however, be made from a variety of materials such as wood, linoleum, rubber, or even potatoes.
www.bookrags.com /Block_printing   (3335 words)

  
 Matisse Derivan - Derivan Block Printing Ink
Block Printing Ink has the perfect consistency for lino and wood block printing and transfers onto paper.
Derivan Block Printing Ink is non-toxic and easy to clean up while still giving the feel of a professional grade oil-based printing ink.
Derivan Block Printing Ink has been formulated for lino and wood block printing on paper with classroom teaching in mind.
www.matisse.com.au /pages/blockink.htm   (502 words)

  
 Block Printing Ink
FAS Block Printing Ink is a quality water-based, gloss finish printing ink.
Used by craft printers and students working with wooden blocks, lino and vegetable cuts to create a design that is transferable from a block to paper or fabric with the user of lino rollers.
Block Printing Ink is extremely versatile for all relief-printing techniques and fun and exciting to work with from the simplicity of block printing to stencilling.
www.fasart.com /blockprint.htm   (275 words)

  
 Block printing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 Print The Art of Hand Block Printing
This art of printing has been in use since ancient times, but now-a-days it has found place in metropolitan cities of India and also the garments with hand block printing are being exported to different countries worldwide.
These two styles of block printing are almost same, the thing which primarily distinguish them from one another is the color of background on which they are printed.
In western part of India the block prints are typically fine, however in eastern part the prints are bolder and bigger.
www.ideamarketers.com /library/printarticle.cfm?articleid=130035   (1069 words)

  
 Block Print Sarees,Block Printed Sarees,Block Printed Saris,Block Print Saris
The main colors used in block print saris are red, the color of love, yellow the color of spring, blue as in Krishna, and saffron of the yogi.
India has been renowned for its printed and dyed cotton cloth since the 12th century and the creative processes flourished as the fabric received royal patronage.Though the earliest records mention the printing centers in the south, the craft seems to have been prevalent all over India.
The blocks are made of seasoned teak wood though gurjun (grown in the forests of a district in Rajasthan) is being preferred because of its light weight.
www.utsavsarees.com /pages/blockprinting.htm   (2683 words)

  
 The Art Of Hand Block Printing — Fibre2fashion.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This art of printing has been in use since ancient times, but now-a-days it has found place in metropolitan cities of India and also the garments with hand block printing are being exported to different countries worldwide.
These two styles of block printing are almost same, the thing which primarily distinguish them from one another is the color of background on which they are printed.
In western part of India the block prints are typically fine, however in eastern part the prints are bolder and bigger.
www.fibre2fashion.com /industry-article/market-research-industry-reports/the-art-of-hand-block-printing/the-art-of-hand-block-printing1.asp   (476 words)

  
 History -- Description -- Printing Press
Although probably unaware of the Chinese/Korean printing methods (with substantial evidence for both sides of argument), Gutenberg refined the technique with the first widespread use of movable type, where the characters are separate parts that are inserted to make the text.
papal court contemplate making printing presses an industry requiring a licence from the Catholic Church (an idea rejected in the end), but as early as in the 15th century some nobles refused to have printed books in their libraries to sully their valuable handcopied manuscripts.
Bible which could guarantee a printer return on the high capital investment of a printing press, and so the primary form of printing was wood block printing which was more suited for short runs of texts for which the return was uncertain.
www.edinformatics.com /inventions_inventors/printing_press.htm   (1727 words)

  
 Block Printing, Block Printing in India, Block Printing History, Block Printing Design, Block Print Textile India
The art of Hand block printing was passed from generation to generation and employed use of natural colors.
Block printing is popular because of the rich and vibrant colors.
The fabric is stretched over the printing table and fastened with small pins (in the case of saris the pallu is printed first then the border).
www.india-crafts.com /textile_products/blockimpressions.html   (1076 words)

  
 About Linoleum block printing
Printing requires a glass plate to prepare the ink, a glass plate to spread and roll out the ink, a brayer to distribute an even coat of ink on the block, I like the soft brayer, and a way to press the paper to the image.
I never have pulled more than thirty images from a single block so I don’t know how many might be printed but at thirty there is no apparent damage to the block and the thirtieth print looks as good as the first..
After printing clean the block well so there is no ink on the upper surfaces and store the block standing on a shelf, you will be able to print it again at any time.
samkerson.com /civilrightslinoleum/samonlinocutting.html   (779 words)

  
 KidsArt Art Education Teaching Supplies - Block Printing Starter Kit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The kit is recommended for age 10 to adult, with adult supervision as kids learn to carve blocks with the sharp tools.
To use the Block Printing Kit for multiple projects, all you need are additional linoleum blocks to carve (eventually you'kll need more ink too...though thick tempera paint can also be used).
The Speedy-Cut blocks are a completely different material and much easier for kids to carve...sort of a thick sheet of flexible plastic similar to a soft eraser.
www.kidsart.com /store/printkit.html   (317 words)

  
 Block Printing Supplies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Acheive beautiful block prints by simply drawing designs on the Scratch-Foam surface.
Foam board accepts all printing inks, acrylic and tempera paints.
High-density rubber blocks provide fast, easy carving for art students, printmakers and stamp carvers.
www.favoriteofficesupply.com /block-printing-supplies   (148 words)

  
 Reduction printing, Example 2
Before I started the reduction block print I talked about on the previous page I already had a project in mind.
Looking at the photo, I noticed that there were many stone blocks in the middle section of the tower roof that were dark, and some blocks in the shaded section that were lighter.
I wish I had done the same kind of thing on the previous block (I mean, left some of the blocks in the first section of roof on the stage 4 block, and cut some blocks out of the middle section so they showed up in the lighter brown).
world.std.com /~deanb/zgg/reduction_block_2.html   (760 words)

  
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The blocks would have to be >pretty good sized to print the fabric quickly and with a minimum of join >lines where blocks had to be lined up.
printed silks, they seem to have a pattern that is regular in both along the warp and the weft.
Since they were printed up as cheap knockoffs of expensive Italian silk brocades (which were obviously even along the warp and weft) I presumed that the printers tried to make their products as close to the look of brocade as possible.
www.florilegium.org /files/CRAFTS/block-printing-msg.text   (1838 words)

  
 Linoleum Block Printing - Printmaking - KinderArt®
A lino print results when a piece of linoleum (either household or special lino you can purchase from an art supply store) has had pieces cut out of it, been inked and been printed.
Once the design has been carved into the lino, you are ready to print using a small amount of ink which is rolled onto the lino.
When the prints are finished, put them up on the wall or lay them out on a table or floor.
www.kinderart.com /printmaking/lino.shtml   (422 words)

  
 Block Printing,Wood Block Printing,History of Wood Block Printing in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The not-so-fine Bagru prints were initially meant for peasants and had a light brown background.
The cloth is laid out flat on a table or bench and a freshly dipped block is hand pressed on to the fabric to form a continuous, interlocking pattern.
If the cloth has to be dyed, the block is used to apply an impermeable resist – a material such as clay, resin or wax – to demarcate the pattern that is not to be coloured.
www.indiasite.com /arts/blockprinting.html   (350 words)

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