Woodblock print

Woodblock print - Woodblock printing


Woodblock printing is a relief printmaking technique in which an image is carved into a wooden block using gouges and chisels. The areas that are carved away do not hold ink, while the raised portions create the image. Ink is applied to the surface of the carved block, and then paper is pressed onto it, transferring the ink and creating the print. Woodblock printing has a long history, with origins in ancient China and Japan. It's known for its bold and expressive qualities, characterized by visible wood grain textures and strong lines. Artists use woodblock printing to create illustrations, traditional artworks, and decorative prints.